Skip to Main Content
ASM Desk Editions

Metals Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
Davis & Associates
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-199-3
Publication date:
1998
Book Chapter

Wear Testing

By
Peter J. Blau
Peter J. Blau
Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laborator
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
1998
Page range:
1342 - 1347

Abstract

Wear is mechanically-induced surface damage that results in the progressive removal of material. Because different types of wear occur in machinery, many different types of wear tests have been developed to evaluate its effects on materials and surface treatments. This article provides an explanation on mechanisms, forms (sliding, impact, and rolling) and the causes of wear. It describes the wear measuring methods, including the mass loss method, wear width method, and scar depth method. The units used to report wear vary with type of wear and with the purpose for which the data are to be used. Listing the considerations of tribosystem analysis, the article provides information on selection of ASTM wear test methods grouped by wear type. The article concludes by tabulating the testing geometries and parameters that are commonly controlled and reported when conducting wear tests.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

Peter J. Blau, 1998. "Wear Testing", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

Download citation file:


×
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal