This paper studies the effects of the heat dissipation capacity of a rubbing material on wear resistance at high temperatures. These effects are studied with a special focus on the dilatation of the thermal energy in sliding. These results suggest a connection between wear transition and the change in the heat dissipation capacity of a rubbing material. The nature of change in the thermal properties before and after the transition influences the thermal environment within the contacting layers. This controls the kinetics of oxide formation and thereby controls wear. Thermal dilatation is a super position of three functions that represent the competing effects of the room temperature thermal properties and their respective variation with temperature. Whence, the change in the thermal properties bears on dilatation. The possible relation between thermal dilatation and protective oxide formation is studied by examining the fretting wear data for two alloys—a Ni-based alloy and a Co-based alloy. The results indicate a strong correlation between the formation of protective oxides and the change in the thermal dilatation of the examined alloys with temperature. Moreover, examination of the wear data suggests that a critical ratio between the effects of the conductivity and those of the effusivity has to be established for favorable wear resistance. This ratio reflects on the intrinsic ability of the material to sustain an oxidative reaction of a controlled rate. So that, the protective glaze oxide layers are formed in a rate that is approximately equal to the rate of oxide layer breakdown. Whence, continuous compensation for the removed oxide layer (self-repairing oxides) is established. [S0742-4787(00)00903-6]
On the Influence of Thermal Properties on Wear Resistance of Rubbing Metals at Elevated Temperatures
Contributed by the Tribology Division for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division April 13, 1999; revised manuscript received October 18, 1999. Associate Technical Editor: T. C. Ovaert.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Abdel-Aal , H. A. (October 18, 1999). "On the Influence of Thermal Properties on Wear Resistance of Rubbing Metals at Elevated Temperatures ." ASME. J. Tribol. July 2000; 122(3): 657–660. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.555417
Download citation file: