ASTM G133 - 05(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Linearly Reciprocating Ball-on-Flat Sliding Wear

    Active Standard ASTM G133 | Developed by Subcommittee: G02.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is designed to simulate the geometry and motions that are experienced in many types of rubbing components whose normal operation results in periodic reversals in the direction of relative sliding. The wear resulting from this mode of movement may differ from that experienced by the same materials sliding continuously in only one direction (unidirectional sliding) even for comparable durations of contact. Test loads and speeds are to be determined by the severity of the proposed application or purpose of the testing. Either of two sets of testing conditions (designated Procedures A and B) may be used.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers laboratory procedures for determining the sliding wear of ceramics, metals, and other candidate wear-resistant materials using a linear, reciprocating ball-on-flat plane geometry. The direction of the relative motion between sliding surfaces reverses in a periodic fashion such that the sliding occurs back and forth and in a straight line. The principal quantities of interest are the wear volumes of the contacting ball and flat specimen materials; however, the coefficient of kinetic friction may also be measured using the method described. This test method encompasses both unlubricated and lubricated testing procedures. The scope of this test method does not include testing in corrosive or chemically aggressive environments.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E1181 Test Methods for Characterizing Duplex Grain Sizes

    G40 Terminology Relating to Wear and Erosion

    G99 Test Method for Wear Testing with a Pin-on-Disk Apparatus

    G115 Guide for Measuring and Reporting Friction Coefficients

    G117 Guide for Calculating and Reporting Measures of Precision Using Data from Interlaboratory Wear or Erosion Tests

    G118 Guide for Recommended Format of Wear Test Data Suitable for Databases


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.060 (Mechanical testing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114625(Wear testers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/G0133-05R10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM G133-05(2010), Standard Test Method for Linearly Reciprocating Ball-on-Flat Sliding Wear, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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