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Wear

  • R. D. Arnell
  • P. B. Davies
  • J. Halling
  • T. L. Whomes
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Abstract

Wear is defined (OECD, 1968) as ‘the progressive loss of substance from the operating surface of a body occurring as a result of relative motion at the surface’. This ‘loss of substance’ is of enormous economic importance. As an example, it was estimated that its cost to the British economy in 1988 would probably be about £ 2 000 000 000.

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© R. D. Arnell, P. B. Davies, J. Halling and T. L. Whomes 1991

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  • R. D. Arnell
  • P. B. Davies
  • J. Halling
  • T. L. Whomes

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