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Failure Analysis and Prevention

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William T. Becker
William T. Becker
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Roch J. Shipley
Roch J. Shipley
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ASM International
Volume
11
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-180-1
Publication date:
2002
Book Chapter

Abrasive Wear Failures

By
Jeffrey A. Hawk
Jeffrey A. Hawk
Albany Research Center
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Rick D. Wilson
Rick D. Wilson
Albany Research Center
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Daniel R. Danks
Daniel R. Danks
Danks Tribological Services
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Matthew T. Kiser
Matthew T. Kiser
Caterpillar Inc.
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Published:
2002
Page range:
906 - 921
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

Wear, a form of surface deterioration, is a factor in a majority of component failures. This article is primarily concerned with abrasive wear mechanisms such as plastic deformation, cutting, and fragmentation which, at their core, stem from a difference in hardness between contacting surfaces. Adhesive wear, the type of wear that occurs between two mutually soluble materials, is also discussed, as is erosive wear, liquid impingement, and cavitation wear. The article also presents a procedure for failure analysis and provides a number of detailed examples, including jaw-type rock crusher wear, electronic circuit board drill wear, grinding plate wear failure analysis, impact wear of disk cutters, and identification of abrasive wear modes in martensitic steels.

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Jeffrey A. Hawk, Rick D. Wilson, Daniel R. Danks, Matthew T. Kiser, 2002. "Abrasive Wear Failures", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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