Title: Friction and wear of non-ferrous materials under artificially created vibration for machine design

Authors: Md. Shahin Mia; Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury; Mohammad Lutfar Rahaman; Dewan Muhammad Nuruzzaman; Suman Das; Uttam Kumar Debnath

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Gazipur-1700, Bangladesh ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Gazipur-1700, Bangladesh ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Gazipur-1700, Bangladesh ' Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Gazipur-1700, Bangladesh ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Gazipur-1700, Bangladesh

Abstract: In this study, variations of friction and wear with the variation of the amplitude and frequency of normal vibrations were observed experimentally when mild steel pin slides on copper, aluminium and gunmetal using pin on disc test rig. The background of the study was to find the way of reduction of friction and wear under vertical vibration using artificially created external vibration mechanisms. The test parameters included the sliding speed (1 m/s), normal force (10 N), relative humidity (70%), amplitude (10-200 µm), and frequency (50-250 Hz). Results reveal that the friction coefficient decreases with increased in amplitude and frequency of vibration within the observed range. The reduction rate of friction coefficients and wear rate are different for different tested materials. Roughness affected the friction in conjunction with vibration. The results can be used in the selection of the most appropriate nonferrous material in mechanical and tribological applications.

Keywords: friction coefficient; wear rate; copper; aluminium; gunmetal; mild steel; amplitude of vibration; frequency of vibration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMATEI.2017.10008993

International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 2017 Vol.8 No.2, pp.96 - 121

Received: 03 Mar 2017
Accepted: 18 May 2017

Published online: 21 Nov 2017 *

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