Title: Correlation between 3D fractal dimension and abrasive wear resistance

Authors: Abdeljalil Jourani

Addresses: Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Sorbonne Universités, Laboratoire Roberval, Centre de Recherches de Royallieu, BP20259 60205 Compiegne cedex, France

Abstract: Fractal theory is usually used to investigate the topography of machined surfaces, but the relationship between fractal dimensions and wear rate is less studied. A contribution in this field is proposed with wear tests performed on the AISI 1046 steel after the grinding by use of the P80, P180 and P320 abrasive sheets. A 3D fractal study of the worn surfaces is carried out by using power spectral density (PSD) in order to examine the relationship between rate of wear and its 3D fractal dimension. The 3D fractal analysis of the worn surfaces showed that higher values of fractal dimensions indicate a larger real contact area and therefore a better wear resistance of the AISI 1046 steel.

Keywords: wear; friction; surface topography; surface roughness; 3D fractal dimension.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2017.087421

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2017 Vol.11 No.4, pp.289 - 298

Received: 01 Jul 2016
Accepted: 13 Jan 2017

Published online: 09 Oct 2017 *

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