High-stress abrasion of wear resistant steels in the cutting edges of loader buckets

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    To simulate the wear behavior of the cutting edge of the mining load-haul-dumper bucket, high-stress abrasion laboratory wear tests were conducted and compared to the in-service tests. The effects of test parameters and different abrasives on the wear rates and wear mechanisms of wear resistant steels were studied using the high-speed slurry-pot with a dry abrasive bed (dry-pot) and in the actual in-service use as a cutting edge. The laboratory wear tests produced results that are well comparable with the in-service case observations. Especially at the higher sample rotation speed with granite as an abrasive, the wear rates were quite similar as determined from the cutting edge of a loader bucket that had been used in a mine.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)707-720
    JournalTribology International
    Early online date2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Wear testing
    • Abrasion
    • Steel
    • Mining; Mineral processing

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