Friction and Wear Properties of Fe7Mo6-Based Alloy under Various Sliding Conditions
In this study, the friction and wear properties of the Fe7Mo6-based alloy/Al2O3 tribopair were investigated at high temperatures in air and at 298 K in water. The Fe7Mo6-based alloy/Al2O3 tribopair exhibited friction coefficients as low as 0.5 at 298 K and 873 K in air. On the other hand, this tribopair exhibited higher friction coefficients at 573 K than at 298 K and 873 K. It was also found that the friction coefficients of this tribopair were approximately 0.5 in water. The Fe7Mo6-based alloy disk specimens and their paired Al2O3 ball specimens exhibited the highest specific wear rates at 873 K in air. Oxygen-rich phase was observed on the worn surfaces of all the disk specimens. Concerning the friction and wear tests at high temperatures in air, the amount of the oxygen-rich phase increased with increasing the testing temperature. In addition, a little larger amount of the oxygen-rich phase was observed on the worn surface formed at 298 K in water than that formed at 298 K in air.
T. Chandra, M. Ionescu and D. Mantovani
T. Murakami and K. Matsuzaki, "Friction and Wear Properties of Fe7Mo6-Based Alloy under Various Sliding Conditions", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 706-709, pp. 1083-1088, 2012