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Hard coatings durability under fretting wear

Liskiewicz, T., Fouvry, S. and Wendler, B. (2005) Hard coatings durability under fretting wear. In: Dowson, D., Priest, M., Dalmaz, G. and Lubrecht, A.A., (eds.) Life Cycle Tribology. 31st Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, 7 - 10 September 2004, Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, UK. Tribology and Interface Engineering Series (48). , pp. 657-665. ISBN 9780444516879


Fretting wear, defined as a small displacement amplitude oscillatory motion between two solids in contact, is usually induced by vibrations. In the case of surface coatings application it is crucial to establish when the substrate is reached to prevent from catastrophic consequences. Moreover, a reliable selection of surface treatment is of great interest for industrial applications. In this work fretting tests were carried out on different PVD hard coatings (TiN, TiC, TiCN, VC, TiC/VC, (TiC/VC)) under wide range of normal loadings and displacement amplitudes. A ball-against-flat specimen arrangement has been analyzedx2 under gross slip fretting regime. The coatings durability criterion based on local dissipated energy has been developed and related to the friction process. The wear depth extension is referred to the cumulated density of friction work dissipated during the test. An averaged cumulated density of dissipated friction energy is successively introduced to rationalize the coating lifetime. The critical dissipated energy density related to the coatings durability has been determined for each analyzed coating and the critical number of fretting cycles has been established. Taking into account this critical value an Energy Density–Coating Endurance chart has been proposed where the coating duration is predicted as a function of the pressure, the displacement amplitude and the friction coefficient. Nevertheless, some divergence has been observed between the predicted and detected surface coating endurance. This has been explained by a coating spalling phenomenon observed below a critical residual coating thickness. Introducing an effective wear coating parameter the coating endurance is better quantified and finally an effective energy density threshold, associated to a friction energy capacity approach, is introduced to rationalize the coating endurance prediction. The investigated hard coatings are compared independently of the loading conditions and its thickness. Finally the global procedure to establish the coatings durability has been presented.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2005 Elsevier B.V. Archiving permission sought.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Mechanical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Engineering Thermofluids, Surfaces & Interfaces (iETSI) (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mrs Fiona Slade
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:40
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:26
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4942

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