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Chapter 13-Test Confidence and Correlation with Service
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THIS GUIDE DISCUSSED THE MOST WIDELY USED wear tests and, to end this book, industrial case histories will be presented to try to convince readers to use these tests to solve problems and to perform research studies. The chapter goal is readers who recognize that bench tests are a fast, costeffective approach to solving tribological problems., These case histories illustrate how tribotests were successfully used to solve industrial wear and friction problems. Some of the factors that pertain to test validity will be reviewed. Then, the details of specific projects will be presented. It will be shown how some of the standard tests described in this guide were successfully applied. Finally, this guide will present some general “suggestions” in highlighted boxes on approaching friction, wear, erosion, and lubrication issues., Chapter 1 addressed modes of wear, and Chapter 3 addressed how to select a wear test. Some of the admonitions in these previous chapters will probably be repeated to help readers have confidence in their bench tests.