Low-speed sliding tests with nodular cast iron in contact with steel wire and a diamond tip

Richard Waudby (Corresponding Author), Peter Andersson, Kenneth Holmberg

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    Scratch testing has been well applied towards the adhesion and failure testing of thin, hard ceramic coatings upon numerous different types of substrate materials. It is common that the test sample is scratched with a contact tip that will not easily deform, such as a Rockwell C diamond tip. Such tips are often not relevant to real, industrial cases, in which the materials of the two counter surfaces are both subjected to some degree of wear. The present paper describes the use of a scratch tester with a newly developed steel wire sample geometry replacing the conventional diamond tip, and the results of the effect of increasing load, loading rate and lubrication may have upon an industrially relevant nodular cast iron versus steel wire contact scenario.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-176
    JournalTribology International
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    Event39th Leeds–Lyon Symposium on Tribology - Leeds, United Kingdom
    Duration: 4 Sept 20127 Sept 2012


    • critical load
    • lubrication
    • scratch testing
    • tribometer


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