Fretting damage of sus 304 in a vacuum

Kohji Kato, Takashi Suzuki, Akira Iwabuchi, Kazuo Hokkirigawa

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Fretting damage morphology was investigated for SUS 304 stainless steel in a vacuum (4X10-3 Pa) by varying the number off retting cycles, the normal load and slip amplitude, in which the generation of surface cracks was examined by SEM observation. The condition for the generation of cracks and the morphology of the cracks depended on both load and slip amplitude. Cracks initiated at the boundary between fretted and unfretted areas after a certain number of cycles Long cracks Were formed Under higher loads at a constant slip amplitude. The length of a crack increased with an increase in slip amplitude, followed by a stop of he crack generation at a certain slip amplitude at a constant load. The slip amplitude for the limitation of the crack generation was approximately proportional to the load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2732-2738
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number482
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Crack Generation
  • Fretting Wear
  • Stainless Steel
  • Vacuum
  • Wear
  • Wear Damage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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