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Effect of Roughness Parameter and Grinding Angle on Coefficient of Friction When Sliding of Al–Mg Alloy Over EN8 Steel

Menezes, Pradeep L and Kishore, * and Kailas, Satish V (2006) Effect of Roughness Parameter and Grinding Angle on Coefficient of Friction When Sliding of Al–Mg Alloy Over EN8 Steel. In: Journal of Tribology-Transactions of the ASME, 128 (4). pp. 697-704.

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Abstract

Surface topography of harder mating surface plays an important role in metal forming operations as it predominantly controls the frictional behavior at the interface. In the present investigation, an inclined scratch tester was used to understand the effect of direction of surface grinding marks on interface friction and transfer layer formation. EN8 steel flats were ground to attain different surface roughnesses with unidirectional grinding marks. Al–Mg alloy pins were then scratched against the prepared EN8 steel flats. The grinding angle (angle between direction of scratch and grinding marks) was varied between 0 deg and 90 deg during the scratch tests. Scanning electron micrography of the contact surfaces revealed the transfer layer morphology. The coefficient of friction and transfer layer formation were observed to depend primarily on the direction of grinding marks of the harder mating surface, and independent of the surface roughness of harder mating surface. The grinding angle effect was attributed to the variation of plowing component of friction with grinding angle.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Keywords: Friction, Surface roughness, Inclined scratch, Transfer layer
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/11374

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