Chapter 57. Wear Characterization of Structural Ceramics Using Single-Grit Scratching

  1. Waltraud M. Kriven and
  2. Hua-Tay Lin
  1. Ghatu Subhash and
  2. Raka Bandyo

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294826.ch57

27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 4

27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 4

How to Cite

Subhash, G. and Bandyo, R. (2003) Wear Characterization of Structural Ceramics Using Single-Grit Scratching, in 27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 4 (eds W. M. Kriven and H.-T. Lin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294826.ch57

Author Information

  1. Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375846

Online ISBN: 9780470294826

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Keywords:

  • structural ceramics;
  • tangential;
  • groove characteristics;
  • electron microscopy;
  • profilometer

Summary

Single-grit rotating scratch experiments have been conducted to characterize the wear behavior of several structural ceramics. Suitably positioned high-speed force transducers record the normal (thrust) and the tangential (cutting) force profiles during the scratch process. The volume of material removed and the complete scratch groove characteristics have been analyzed using a laser profilometer and electron microscopy, respectively. Based on the extent of induced damage, the measured normal and tangential forces, and the material properties, the selected ceramics have been ranked in terms of their relative susceptibility to wear under the applied loading conditions.