Wear Characteristics of Magnetorheological Fluid under Boundary Lubrication
This experimental investigation presents wear characteristics of magnetorheoloigcal (MR) fluid under boundary lubrication contact condition. Three different specimens; aluminum, copper and steel pins are prepared and wear test is performed under consideration of several operational factors such as normal load, sliding distance, and sliding speed by using pin-on-disk test equipment. Wear rate and friction coefficients of the MR fluid are experimentally evaluated with respect to the sliding ranges. Microscopic surface and roughness changes of the worn surface of pin specimens are also analyzed by using the scanning electron microscope (SEM). In addition, Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) analysis is conducted and chemical changes are investigated.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
J. W. Sohn et al., "Wear Characteristics of Magnetorheological Fluid under Boundary Lubrication", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 83-86, 2009