CALCULATION OF WEAR RATE | |||
A common used equation to compute the wear rate is (Archard,1953).
V_{i} =k_{i} F s where F is the normal load, s the sliding distance, V_{i} the wear volume and k_{i} the specific wear rate coefficient. Index i identifies the surface considered. The k-value is given in m^{3}/Nm or m^{2}/N, sometimes in mm^{3}/Nm. From design view the wear displacement h is more convenient than V. With h_{i} =V_{i} /A, the contact pressure p=F/A where A is the area subjected to wear then: h_{i} =k_{i} p s The sliding distance s can be replaced by s=v.t where v is the mean value for the slide rate and t the running time. Because the k-value depends just like the friction coefficient on
a lot of parameters this factor is to be find experimentally. |
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k [10-15 m^{3}/Nm] | class | Examples | |
0.0001 0.001 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 |
- 0.001 - 0.01 - 0.1 - 1 - 10 - 100 - 1000 - 10000 |
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 |
class 2/3: with teflon re-enforced bronze - tempered steel, dry. class 3: hardwearing plastics - tempered steel, moderate load, dry. class 4: bronze (Pb) - tempered steel, after running in, boundary lubricated fatty oil. class 7: grinding. |
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