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Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology

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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
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Rolling-Contact Wear[1]

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337 - 342
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November 21, 2017


This article discusses the physical signs of rolling-contact wear (RCW). It lists the major considerations in gear design and describes the mechanisms of RCW. The article provides a guide to rolling-contact fatigue (RCF) testing methods. It explains the steps involved in the processes of RCF and RCW.

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2017. "Rolling-Contact Wear", Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology, George E. Totten

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