Brass, aluminium, and mild steel sliding against stainless steel under dry conditions

Alotaibi, J. G. and Yousif, B. F. and Yusaf, T. F. (2015) Brass, aluminium, and mild steel sliding against stainless steel under dry conditions. International Journal of Precision Technology, 5 (2). pp. 85-96. ISSN 1755-2060


In the current study, wear and frictional performances of brass,
aluminium, and mild steel metals are investigated under 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. Scanning electron microscopy was
used to examine the damage features on the worn surface and categorise the
wear mechanism. Thermal imager was used to understand the thermal loading
in the interface during the rubbing process. The debris was collected and
observed using the scanning electron microscopy. 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).

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 02:53
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 02:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: metal; sliding; dry adhesive wear; wear mechanism; operating parameters
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology

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