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Fretting-induced friction and wear in large flat-on-flat contact with quenched and tempered steel

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-202
Number of pages12
JournalTribology International
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Fretting may cause severe surface damage and lead to unexpected fatigue failure. Our test apparatus was designed based on reciprocating, large, annular flat-on-flat contact without any edge effects in the direction of the fretting movement. Fretting wear tests were run with quenched and tempered steel with different normal pressures and sliding amplitudes under gross sliding conditions. The development of the friction coefficient and total wear mass depended mostly on the accumulated sliding distance. Initially, friction and wear were highly adhesive but gradually changed to abrasive due to third body accumulation in the interface.


  • Fretting, Friction, Steel, Wear

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