abrasive wear


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abrasive wear

Prosthetic-joint wear which occurs when a surface asperity cuts or plows into an opposing surface, typically when the 2 surface materials have a different hardness—the harder material cuts into the softer one.
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The samples were subjected to a "block on ring" abrasive wear test.
Progressing abrasive wear leads to a reduction of the surrounded matrix and the adhesive effect decreases towards the ground material, resulting in the fact that tungsten particles are pulled out and holes occur.
The rough surface of hard femoral components can increase UHMWPE wear via adhesive and abrasive wear mechanisms [40,41].
Age hardening greatly increases strength in cast alloys but sharply reduces work hardening, toughness and abrasive wear resistance.
The device, which was used to feed oil to the piston with the first movement of the starter engine, prevented scuffing and abrasive wear. Some 23mpg was attainable, excellent for a car of this type at the time.
The cutter blades in disc mowing machines are subjected to extreme abrasive wear conditions, particularly at the tip of the blade.
Corrosion, denting, abrasive wear and fatigue often lead to life-limiting bearing and gear failure in harsh conditions.
Red Shark is designed for high performance thread production in alloy steels and is available in bright finish or with TiAlN-Top coating for increased protection against abrasive wear and erosion.
Cryo processing increases abrasive wear with one permanent treatment and extends the useful life of cutting tools.