Torsional fretting wear behavior of CuNiAl against 42CrMo4 under flat on flat contact

Po Zhang, Wenlong Lu, Xiaojun Liu, Mingzhuo Zhou, Wenzheng Zhai, Gengpei Zhang, Wenhan Zeng, Xiangqian (Jang) Jiang

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Torsional fretting exists in many engineering applications and the contact configurations have great effects on the fretting wear behavior. Influence of angular displacement amplitudes and normal loads on torsional fretting were investigated under flat on flat contact. Friction torque versus angular displacement amplitudes and friction torque versus number of cycle curves were used to analyze the fretting kinetics behavior. Evolution of accumulated dissipated energy (ET) and wear volume (VW) with the change of angular displacement amplitudes were analyzed. The wear mechanisms were studied base on examinations under optical microscope (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDX). It is found that ET and VW analysis helps to reveal the variation of failure mechanisms with the change of angular displacement amplitudes. Uneven spread of wear scar under mixed slip resulted from the effects of debris on stress-redistribution. Similar to ball on flat contact, the torsional fretting wear mechanism under flat on flat contact was a combination of deformation, cracks, delamination abrasive wear and oxidation wear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-14
Number of pages9
Early online date9 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017


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