A Proposed Thermomechanical Wear Theory

  • Bond-Yen Ting
  • Ward O. Winer


The transmission of load and motion in a mechanical system rely on the relative contact movement between the tribological elements. However, tribological contacts induce surface tractions and wear takes place. Although wear processes in tribocontacts are still not fully understood, a major cause of wear is the interaction between the asperities of the contact surfaces. Various types of wear mechanisms have been considered [1, 2]. Adhesion, abrasion, fatigue and corrosion of the material are some of the important wear mechanisms.


Stress Field Wear Rate Surface Loading Frictional Heating Surface Traction 
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