A Guide to Wear Problems and Testing for Industry

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-31
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Machine component wear is one of the costliest problems within industry. In fact, a 1997 survey in the UK placed wear costs at 25% of turnover, or approximately $1 billion. In many cases, making design and or material changes can reduce this cost by 50% or more! This handbook reviews component wear, and guides the reader through solutions to wear problems, testing methods for materials and wear mechanisms, and information on wear performance of different materials for components. The bottom line is that it helps to reduce ""the bottom line"" removing risks associated with changes to machinery. This book is based on practical use. It outlines the following practices: reviews of wear mechanisms that occur in various types of machinery and solutions to industrial wear problems; guides to relative wear performance of different component materials; comparison of the wear performance of those materials; reviews of laboratory tests to simulate wear, and selection of appropriate tests; identification of improved materials, and; examination of worn surfaces.

Author Biography

Mark Gee is a principal research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory.

Table of Contents

Industrial Wear Problems Types of wear
improvement by use of alternative materials
identification of the type of wear
assessing the problem
the selection of suitable test machines and their important design factors
wear testing of materials
Wear Tests to Simulate Practical Conditions The wear tests available
important factors in practical simulation
topographical information including surface finish
A Summary of the Approach to Wear Testing Identification of a wear problem
general procedures in tests to ensure simulation
A Guide to Wear Test Selection
A Guide to the Examination of Worn Surfaces Sample preparation
surface appearance
choosing an appropriate wear test
identification of the dominant wear mechanism
deciding on the action to be taken
assessing the results
Description of Recommended Tests and their Operating Conditions Fixed abrasive - abrasive paper or grinding wheel
planning an appropriate series of tests
carrying out the wear test program
rubber wheel, wet abrasive slurry, ASTM G105
rubber wheel, dry abrasive, ASTM G65
steel wheel, wet abrasive slurry, ASTM B611
sliding wear - unidirectional motion, pin-on-disc, ASTM G99
loose slurry abrasive testing, ASTM G75
ball cratering test
fretting test system
sliding wear - reciprocating motion, ASTM G133
sliding wear - thrust washer test
gas blast erosion test, ATM G76
Recommended Detailed Test Procedures for the Various Tests Apparatus
cavitation erosion test system
liquid jet erosion test
test specimens
measurement methods
reporting the results
Guide to Notation
Bibliography for Further Reading
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