STP946: Experience with the Wet Sand/Rubber Wheel Abrasion Test

    Saltzman, GA
    Technical director, Metallurgical Industries, Tinton Falls, NJ

    Merediz, TO
    Senior engineer, Dorr-Oliver, Inc., Stamford, CT

    Subramanyam, DK
    Metallurgist and consultant, Abex Corp., Mahwah, NJ

    Avery, HS
    Metallurgist and consultant, Abex Corp., Mahwah, NJ

    Pages: 30    Published: Jan 1987


    Slurry abrasion tests utilizing a rotating wheel to slide the abrasive medium across the surface of a wear specimen have been in use for many years. One form of this test used by a wide variety of laboratories consists of a rubber-rimmed steel wheel rotating in a silica sand, slurry-filled chamber. The historical development of this Wet Sand/Rubber Wheel Abrasion Test, including the results of round-robin testing conducted by Division 18 of the Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE's) Iron and Steel Technical Committee, is discussed. Test variables that must be controlled and their effects on test results are given in terms of guidelines for future work aimed at standardization.


    abraision, abrasive wear, slurry abrasion, wear, wear testing

    Paper ID: STP19429S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G02.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19429S

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