Journal Published Online: 01 January 1996
Volume 24, Issue 1

The Unlubricated Sliding Wear of Steels: The Contact Conditions in the Sliding Zone



Previously reported studies of the unlubricated sliding of quenched-and-tempered steel pins against similarly treated rings have been supplemented by temperature measurements and tests over a range of loads and speeds. The rate of wear of a pin depends on the hardness of the countersurface; it is shown that the increase in the rate for softer rings is accompanied by a higher temperature in the pin and a rougher wear track on the ring. Attention is thereby drawn towards the conditions in the contact zone, both during running in and when a steady state has been reached. Erratum to this paper appears in 24(4).

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Bian, S
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Maj, S
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Borland, DW
Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
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DOI: 10.1520/JTE11283J