The effect of slip amplitude and test time on fretting wear in metal-metal contact

J. Vižintin, M. Kalin, B. Podgornik, F. Vodopivec

Tribotest 3 (1996) 149–165.


A study was conducted to determine the effect of amplitude and test time on surface damage in metal-to-metal contact under lubricated conditions. The test set up consisted of a ball loaded against a flat disc, with an external drive imparting a linear oscillatory motion to the ball on the flat. The materials were steel AISI 52100/AISI 52100, and the lubricant was ISO VG 220. Damage characteristics were defined for amplitudes in the range of 5 to 50 microns and for test times of 10 to 360 min.

Keywords: slip amplitude, test time, fretting wear, metal contact, steel

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