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Development of a Wear Map for the Sliding and Rotational Wear behavior of Shafts

Al-mahasne Mayas Mohammad


This study was an attempt to study the wear calculation method for rotating shaft in the friction couple type shaft-cuff in conditions of oiling in high dusty environment. The size and quantity of abrasive particles that go into the clearance between friction surfaces, definition of the pressure including the load in conjugate that is given by the cuff spring as the radial force, and the effected contact area including the micro hardness of the shaft surface (taking into account the influence of the finishing treatment as a diamond pressing) have been calculated by utilization of above mentioned method. Furthermore, the volume wear has been calculated by the energy of friction including both the factor of energy transition to heat and the latent melting heat of shaft material. In this study the experimental scheme for wear testing of steel shaft in the friction couple type “shaft-cuff” and the theoretical and experimental results have been given, Fig. 4. It has proved that this method permits to choose the effective materials for parts making and the use of effective finishing treatment. Morethan, it permits to choose optimum properties of the parts surface layer. This may be attained on the stage of designing- to prognosis shaft and couple friction conjugates wear. Therefore, this method provides a maximum wear resistance and the ability to calculate parts life before damage.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 3 No. 12, 2006, 2170-2173


Submitted On: 7 November 2006 Published On: 31 December 2006

How to Cite: Mohammad, A. M. (2006). Development of a Wear Map for the Sliding and Rotational Wear behavior of Shafts. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 3(12), 2170-2173.

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  • Calculation method
  • cuff
  • friction couple
  • abrasive particles
  • abrasive wear