Wear mode transition of hard films on ai alloys under variable normal load

T. Kato, K. Hokkirigawa, T. Fukuda, M. Shinooka, J. Takahashi

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to analyse the microscopic wear mode transition of TiN, Cr, and anodic oxide films on Al alloys in reciprocating sliding under lubricated conditions. For this purpose, a CCD microscope tribosystem was developed. By using this system, the dynamic wear processes of hard films could be observed successively: the following results were obtained. There are two critical normal loads Wc1 and Wc2. where Wc1 is the critical normal load below which there is no spalling of the coating film at any number of reciprocations and Wc2 is the critical normal load for spalling or flake formation of the coating film after a single sliding passage. The TiN film showed higher wear resistance when W<Wc1. When W<Wc1, spalling of the coating film did not occur at any time during the sliding test. When Wc1 ≤ W < Wc2, spalling of the coating film occurred after a certain number of reciprocations. When W≥Wc2, spalling or flake formation of the coating film occurred after a single passage. The specific wear rate also changed dramatically with the transition of the wear mode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-206
Number of pages3
JournalSurface Engineering
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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