STP615: Wear Debris as an Indicator of Valid Simulation in Wear Tests

    Ludema, KC
    Professor, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1976


    Wear testing is often unreliable because wear is a complex process. There are several wear modes for each material, and often a small change in operating condition produces a drastic change in wear rate. Uncertainty in developing wear tests may be reduced by examination of wear debris from both the wear tester and the full scale machine being simulated. If the debris from both are similar, the wear test is worthy of further use.


    wear tests, wastes, simulation, wear

    Paper ID: STP38615S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G02.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38615S

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