Friction measurement by using a scratch test method

Ilkka Nieminen, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Holmberg

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    A comparison of results from experiments with a scratch tester and a pin-on-disk machine is presented. The test geometry was a ball sliding against a flat surface and the materials used were steel and alumina in different combinations. The wear surfaces indicated that for each combination of materials there was a typical principal wear mechanism operating in a similar way irrespective of the test method. The results show that the scratch tester can be useful for friction measurements simulating low speed sliding.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-178
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1988
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    EventNordic Symposium on Tribology, Nordtrib '88 - Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 26 Jun 198829 Jun 1988


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