CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2014 Edition
| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart

Wear Mechanisms

  • Hans Kurt Toenshoff
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Wear mechanisms result from mechanical, thermal, or chemical loading. Cutting tools are exposed to a combination of these wear causes. These causes determine the wear phenomena. The functional chain can be stated as follows:
$$ \mathrm{Loading}\to \mathrm{wear}\ \mathrm{mechanism}\to \mathrm{wear}\ \mathrm{phenomenon} $$
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Production Engineering and Machine ToolsLeibniz University HannoverBurgwedelGermany