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Wear analysis on EN8, EN9 and EN24

Suraj R. (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, Perumbavoor, India)
Jithish K.S. (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, Perumbavoor, India)

World Journal of Engineering

ISSN: 1708-5284

Article publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present a comparative study of the wear properties of ferrous welded materials like EN8, EN9 and mild steel (MS).

Design/methodology/approach

The material is cut into specific dimension after hardfacing and is studied for the wear properties of the material. The wear testing is done on a pin-on-disc apparatus. The microhardness of the material is studied using the Vickers microhardness measuring apparatus.

Findings

The wear properties of ferrous welded materials like EN8, EN9 and MS are studied. It is found the MS has the least wear when compared to EN8 and EN9. The microhardness of MS is higher than EN8 and EN9, thus making it more wear-resistant than EN8 and EN9. The coefficient of friction in the dry sliding condition is found to be constant throughout the experiment.

Research limitations/implications

Major restriction is the amount of time required for use-wear analysis and replication experiments that are necessary to produce reliable results. These limitations mean that the analysis of total assemblages with the intention of producing specific results, especially of worked materials, is not feasible.

Practical implications

Generally, the complexity and rigour of the analysis depend primarily on the engineering needs and secondarily on the wear situation. It has been the author’s experience that simple and basic wear analyses, conducted in the proper manner, are often adequate in many engineering situations. Integral and fundamental to the wear analysis approach is the treatment of wear and wear behaviour as a system property. As a consequence, wear analysis is not limited to the evaluation of the effects of materials on wear behaviour. Wear analysis often enables the identification of nonmaterial solutions or nonmaterial elements in a solution to wear problems. For example, changes in or recommendations for contact geometry, roughness, tolerance and so on are often the results of a wear analysis.

Originality/value

The value of the work lies in the utility of the results obtained to researchers and users of the EN8, EN9 and EN24 material for their components.

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Citation

R., S. and K.S., J. (2017), "Wear analysis on EN8, EN9 and EN24", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 188-192. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJE-05-2016-0002

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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