Menezes, Pradeep L and Kishore, * and Kailas, Satish V (2006) Influence of surface texture on coefficient of friction and transfer layer formation during sliding of pure magnesium pin on 080 M40 (EN8) steel plate. In: Wear, 261 (5-6). pp. 578-591.
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Surface texture of a harder mating surface has a great influence on frictional behavior during sliding against softer materials. In the present investigation, experiments were conducted using a Pin-on-Plate inclined sliding tester to study the effect of the surface texture of hard surfaces on the coefficient of friction and transfer layer formation. 080 M40 (EN8) steel plates were ground to attain surfaces of different texture with different roughness. Pure magnesium pins were then slid at a sliding speed of 2 mm/s against the prepared steel plates. Scanning electron micrographs of the contact surfaces of pins and plates were used to reveal the morphology of transfer layer. It was observed that the coefficient of friction, formation of transfer layer, and the presence of stick–slip motion depend primarily on the surface texture of hard surfaces, but independent of surface roughness of hard surfaces. The effect of surface texture on coefficient of friction was attributed to the variation of plowing component of friction for different surfaces.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.|
|Keywords:||Friction;Surface texture;Transfer layer;Pin-on-Plate sliding tester|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
|Date Deposited:||22 May 2008|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:45|
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