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Investigation of Friction and Wear Characteristics of Cast Iron Material Under Various Conditions

다양한 조건에 따른 주철 소재의 마찰/마모 특성에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2014.11.26
  • Accepted : 2015.06.03
  • Published : 2015.08.01

Abstract

Cast iron is widely used in fields such as the transport and heavy industries. For parts where contact damage is expected to occur, it is necessary to understand the friction and wear characteristics of cast iron. In this study, we use cast iron plates as the specimens to investigate their friction and wear characteristics. We perform various experiments using a reciprocating type tribotester. We assess the frictional characteristics by analyzing the friction coefficient values that were obtained during the sliding tests. We observe the wear surfaces of cast iron and steel balls using a scanning electron microscope, confocal microscope, and 3d profiler. We investigate the friction and wear characteristics of cast iron by injecting sand and alumina particles having various sizes. Furthermore, we estimate the effect of temperature on the friction and wear characteristics. The results obtained are expected to aid in the understanding of the tribological characteristics of cast iron in industry.

Keywords

Alumina Particle;Cast Iron;Friction;High Temperature Tribotester;Wear;Wheel/Rail

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 국토교통부, 한국연구재단

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