Tribology Letters

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 591–604 | Cite as

Possibility of the Abrasive Wear Resistance Determination with Scratch Tester

Original Paper


Abrasion wear resistance is very important in many applications and it is not a surprise that there are many laboratory test methods for its determination. In this article, a possibility of the abrasive wear resistance determination with scratch tester, as a relatively easy and quick test method, was analysed and compared with the standard test method for pin abrasion testing (ASTM G 132). Materials used in the tests were: two ferrous-based coatings (deposited on an Al–Si alloy substrate with atmospheric plasma spraying), two aluminium-based composite materials with 10 wt% of Al2O3 reinforcements (produced with compocasting technique) and grey cast iron, known as a material with good abrasive wear resistance. Coefficient of friction and wear of the samples were investigated with both abrasion wear test methods and analysed in correlation with their mechanical properties.


Abrasive wear Scratch test Pin-on-disc test Coatings Metal matrix composites 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tribology Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering FacultyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Fuel and Combustion Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering FacultyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Department of Motor vehicles, Mechanical Engineering FacultyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  4. 4.IMTEL Microwaves Inc.BelgradeSerbia

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