Wear behaviour and mechanism of different metals sliding against stainless steel counterface

Alotaibi, J. G. and Yousif, B. F. and Yusaf, T. F. (2014) Wear behaviour and mechanism of different metals sliding against stainless steel counterface. Journal of Engineering Tribology, 228 (6). pp. 692-704. ISSN 1350-6501


Understanding the wear mechanism significantly contributes to the knowledge of tribology of common metals and assists
in predicting, overcoming and preventing the failure of designed components. In the current study, wear and frictional performances of brass, aluminium and mild steel metals are investigated at different operating parameters, i.e. sliding durations (0–10 km) and applied loads (0–50 N) against stainless steel counterface under dry contact conditions. The experiments were performed using block on ring machine. To categorise the wear mechanism and the damage features on the worn surfaces and the collected debris, scanning electron microscopy was used. Thermal imager was used to understand the heat distribution in the contacted bodies and the interface regions. The results revealed that the operating parameters influence the wear and frictional behaviour of all the metals. Brass metal exhibited better wear and frictional behaviour compared to others. Three different wear mechanisms were observed, i.e. two-body abrasion (brass), three-body abrasion (aluminium) and adhesive (mild steel).

Statistics for USQ ePrint 25024
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © IMechE 2014. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version due to publisher copyright policy. Full journal title: Proceedings of the Institution of Mecahnical Engineers Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 06:33
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 01:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: metal; sliding; dry adhesive wear; wear mechanism; operating parameters
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1350650114527072
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25024

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only