Surface Damage: Causes and Mechanisms

  • Dheerendra Kumar Dwivedi


The loss of material from the functional surfaces is caused by various mechanisms. Fundamental mechanisms of wear, namely adhesive wear, abrasive wear, erosive wear, surface fatigue wear, and corrosive wear, have been described. Additionally, properties of the surface material important to control a specific type of wear have been explained. Methods commonly used for measuring the wear loss have been presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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