An apparatus for the study of wear under dynamic loading conditions
A multipurpose wear testing apparatus has been designed, constructed and calibrated. The apparatus is primarily an impact wear testing device, but it may also be used for vibratory and oscillatory wear experimentation. The system utilizes a versatile displacement- and force-controlled device, which allows accurate control and measurement of the load cycles and their frequencies and the relative normal and transverse velocities between the wear surfaces as well as their time of contact. Features of this design permit testing at elevated frequencies and investigation of the effect of individual parameters on the wear process. These features include a facility to manipulate the system stiffness, the ability to control the impact and rotational velocities independently, feedback to maintain a constant nominal stress parameter, the ability to use spherical or cylindrical wear specimens and a method of applying the load and relative transverse motion in a constant, random or prescribed manner. The design facilitates modifications to include lubrication and environmental control, measurement of friction forces and fretting wear capabilities. Some initial results are included. © 1984.
White, F., Noah, S., Kettleborough, C., & Griffin, R. (1984). An apparatus for the study of wear under dynamic loading conditions. Wear, 97 (2), 179-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/0043-1648(84)90125-X