Work Item
ASTM WK24745

New Test Method for Measuring Friction and Adhesive Wear Properties of Lubricated and Unlubricated Materials Using the Twist Compression Test

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, formulation of definitions and terminology, and development of methods of testing and data analysis, relating to wear, friction, and erosion of materials and structures.
The areas of interest of the Committee shall be the response of solids to mechanical interactions that occur due to relative motion between a solid material and a contacting substance or substances. This includes surface-to-surface or particle-to-surface sliding or rubbing, flow of fluids or slurries, impingement by liquid jets, drops, or solid particles, and cavitation of contacting liquids. These phenomena sometimes coexist, interact, or overlap with somewhat related phenomena, such as corrosion or lubrication. The work of the Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interests, including ASTM Committees G01 on Corrosion of Metals and D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, ASME, STLE, ASM, SAE, and others.


adhesive wear; galling; scuffing, scoring; plowing; metal working; forming


This test is widely used to evaluate the tendency for surfaces to suffer from adhesive wear on both lubricated and unlubricated surfaces. It will be used to compare materials and surface treatments.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: G02.40

Committee: G02

Staff Manager: Jennifer Tursi

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-25-2009

Technical Contact: Teddy McClure

Item: 001

Ballot: G02.40 (10-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: G02.40 (20-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item