Transitions of microscopic wear mode of silicon carbide coatings by chemical vapor deposition during repeated sliding observed in a scanning electron microscope tribosystem

Hiroyuki Kitsunai, Kazuo Hokkirigawa

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation is to analyze microscopic wear mechanisms of silicon carbide coatings by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). For this purpose, the wear processes during one hundred sliding cycles were observed successively in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) tribosystem. The results were compared with those of uncoated silicon carbide. The following results were obtained. (1) Wear modes are classified into four, they are ploughing, powder formation, crack formation and flake formation. These wear modes except for ploughing are mainly caused by surface crack propagation. (2) Silicon carbide coatings showed higher wear resistance than uncoated silicon carbide, because there are less initial surface cracks in the silicon carbide coatings. (3) The condition for wear mode transition can be explained theoretically by using the parameters of severity of contact, Sc, Sc, S*c, and the friction coefficient μ, where Sc=Pmax(Rmax)1/2/K1c and Sc*=Hv(Rmax)1/2/K1c.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalWEAR
Volume185
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Microscopic observation
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Wear modes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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