Fretting wear studies were conducted on AZ91 and AE42 magnesium alloys against steel ball. Average coefficient of friction (COF) remains steady with the increase in running time. However, average coefficient of friction decreases with the increase in normal load and frequency and marginally increases with the increase in amplitude. A constant average coefficient of friction of 0.06 was observed for both AZ91 and AE42 under dry sliding conditions at normal load of 50 N. Wear volume increases linearly with increasing running time. Wear volume first decreases sharply, attains minima, and then increases marginally with the increase in normal load. However, wear volume increases with increasing amplitude and frequency. Higher specific wear rate of 10.5 × 10−6 mm3 N−1·m−1 was observed for AE42, as compared to 4.5 × 10−6 mm3 N−1·m−1 for AZ91. The wear in magnesium alloy was caused by a combination of adhesion, abrasion, oxidation, delamination, and plastic deformation under different fretting conditions.
Tribological Characterization of AZ91 and AE42 Magnesium Alloys in Fretting Contact
Mechanical Engineering Department,
National Institute of Technology Srinagar,
Srinagar 190006, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Contributed by the Tribology Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received January 21, 2017; final manuscript received May 6, 2017; published online July 21, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Dae-Eun Kim.
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Khabale, D., and Wani, M. F. (July 21, 2017). "Tribological Characterization of AZ91 and AE42 Magnesium Alloys in Fretting Contact." ASME. J. Tribol. January 2018; 140(1): 011604. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4036922
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