The utilisation of pin-on-disc simulative tests for the calibration of friction in mechanical processing of materials Online publication date: Mon, 30-Nov-2009
by Valentino A.M. Cristino, Pedro A.R. Rosa, Paulo A.F. Martins
International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering (IJSURFSE), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2010
Abstract: The present paper aims to assess the friction coefficients obtained with pin-on-disc tests against those acquired in mechanical processing of materials, under similar conditions of surface texture and to evaluate the role of the mechanical properties of the pin-on-disc tribo-pairs in the overall frictional behaviour. It is shown that pin-on-disc tests, when performed with an adequate control of surface texture, are capable of providing a good estimate of the average value of the friction coefficient in mechanical processing applications and, in certain cases, when the tribo-pairs have similar mechanical properties, the value of the friction coefficient is independent of surface morphology.
Online publication date: Mon, 30-Nov-2009
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