Research methods for the evaluation of the relevance of application oriented laboratory wear tests

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    In this work, different research methods and test procedures were studied and compared in order to have a better understanding of the relevance of various application oriented laboratory wear tests relative to the in-service performance of the steels in mining conditions. One of the results of this study is that quite different wear events can be compared, when the wear rates are presented as the mass loss of the sample divided by the wear area, contact time, and density. However, this kind of information is commonly very difficult to obtain for the in-service samples, and thus normalizing of the results with a reference material is often an easier route. On the other hand, thorough characterization and comparison of the wear surfaces and deformations is essential for the confirmation of the similarity of the wear mechanisms in different cases or different tests. In the studied case of the wear plate of a dumper truck body, several test methods were needed for the simulation of the complex wear environment in the haulage of minerals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 18th Nordic Symposium on Tribology-Nordtrib 2018 Conference proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication18-21 June 2018, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
    Publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


    Period1/01/00 → …


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