Title: Measurement and analysis of the kinetic friction coefficient of AISI 52100 and ceramic balls on cold-rolled high strength steel

Authors: Kyungmok Kim; Kilho Eom

Addresses: School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Korea Aerospace University, 76 Hanggongdaehang-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 412-791, Republic of Korea ' Biomechanics Laboratory, College of Sport Science, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Republic of Korea

Abstract: In this paper, a ball-on-flat plate test is performed under dry condition. A cold-rolled high strength steel plate is used for a flat specimen, and AISI52100, ZrO2, Al2O3, and Si3N4 balls are selected as a counterpart. The kinetic friction coefficient is determined and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) is employed. Experimental results show that the steady-state friction coefficient of AISI52100 balls ranges from 0.56 to 0.58 on a cold-rolled high strength steel plate. The friction coefficient of ZrO2 balls is lower than those of AISI52100, Al2O3, and Si3N4 balls. Results of ANOVA show that counterpart material plays a statistically significant role in determining the steady-state friction coefficient, whereas normal force does not make a critical impact on the steady-state friction coefficient within the range of 12 N and 50 N. Finally, we found the linear relation between the steady-state friction coefficient and the maximum contact pressure.

Keywords: tribology; tribological evaluation; AISI 52100; alloy steels; automotive seat slide track; sliding friction; kinetic friction coefficient; ceramic balls; cold-rolled steel; high strength steel; automobile industry; ANOVA; steady-state friction coefficient; contact pressure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2016.077539

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2016 Vol.10 No.4, pp.353 - 364

Received: 25 Mar 2015
Accepted: 16 May 2015

Published online: 05 Jul 2016 *

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