Accession Number : ADP010216

Title :   A Phenomenological Approach to Wear Debris Analysis

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY

Personal Author(s) : Cho, Unchung ; Tichy, John A.

PDF Url : ADP010216

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : In wear debris analysis, phenomenological observation and characterization of wear debris can be systematically exercised to offer clues about the underlying wearing conditions. While there is terminology which describes phenomena occurring in worn surfaces and subsurfaces, phenomenological observations of wear debris have not been coined in technical terms. In this paper, the concept of wear debris phenomena is proposed to ascertain the phenomenological aspect of wear debris analysis. Two terms are defined to describe phenomena which can occur in relation to wear debris: cutting and severe sliding. An extended classification of wear is made to accommodate wear debris phenomena.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, DEBRIS, WEAR.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE