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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

Rolling-Contact Fatigue of Ceramics

By
Y. Wang
Y. Wang
Bournemouth University
(
United Kingdom
)
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M. Hadfield
M. Hadfield
Bournemouth University
(
United Kingdom
)
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Published:
2002
Page range:
957 - 964
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

Rolling-contact fatigue (RCF) is a surface damage process due to the repeated application of stresses when the surfaces of two bodies roll on each other. This article briefly describes the various surface cracks caused by manufacturing processing faults or blunt impact loads on ceramic balls surfaces. It discusses the propagation of fatigue cracks involved in rolling contacts. The characteristics of various types of RCF test machines are summarized. The article concludes with a discussion on the various failure modes of silicon nitride in rolling contact. These include the spalling fatigue failure, the delamination failure, and the rolling-contact wear.

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Y. Wang, M. Hadfield, 2002. "Rolling-Contact Fatigue of Ceramics", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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