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ASTM G99-05

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

Standard Test Method for Wear Testing with a Pin-on-Disk Apparatus G0099-05 ASTM|G0099-05|en-US Standard Test Method for Wear Testing with a Pin-on-Disk Apparatus Standard new BOS Vol. 03.02 Committee G02
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Significance and Use

The amount of wear in any system will, in general, depend upon the number of system factors such as the applied load, machine characteristics, sliding speed, sliding distance, the environment, and the material properties. The value of any wear test method lies in predicting the relative ranking of material combinations. Since the pin-on-disk test method does not attempt to duplicate all the conditions that may be experienced in service (for example; lubrication, load, pressure, contact geometry, removal of wear debris, and presence of corrosive environment), there is no insurance that the test will predict the wear rate of a given material under conditions differing from those in the test.

NoteF is the normal force on the pin, d is the pin or ball diameter, D is the disk diameter, R is the wear track radius, and w is the rotation velocity of the disk.

FIG. 1 Schematic of pin-on-disk wear test system.


1.1 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for determining the wear of materials during sliding using a pin-on-disk apparatus. Materials are tested in pairs under nominally non-abrasive conditions. The principal areas of experimental attention in using this type of apparatus to measure wear are described. The coefficient of friction may also be determined.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 03.02
Developed by Subcommittee: G02.40
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/G0099-05
ICS Code: 17.040.20