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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

Erosive Wear Failures

By
Thomas A. Adler
Thomas A. Adler
U.S. Department of Energy
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Published:
2002
Page range:
995 - 1001
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

Erosion occurs as the result of a number of different mechanisms, depending on the composition, size, and shape of the eroding particles; their velocity and angle of impact; and the composition of the surface being eroded. This article describes the erosion of ductile and brittle materials with the aid of models and equations. It presents three examples of erosive wear failures, namely, abrasive erosion, erosion-corrosion, and cavitation erosion.

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Thomas A. Adler, 2002. "Erosive Wear Failures", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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