Fretting Wear Damage Mechanism of Uranium under Various Atmosphere and Vacuum Conditions
AbstractA fretting wear experiment with uranium has been performed on a linear reciprocating tribometer with ball-on-disk contact. This study focused on the fretting behavior of the uranium under different atmospheres (Ar, Air (21% O2 + 78% N2), and O2) and vacuum conditions (1.05 and 1 × 10−4 Pa). Evolution of friction was assessed by coefficient of friction (COF) and friction-dissipated energy. The oxide of the wear surface was evaluated by Raman spectroscopy. The result shows that fretting wear behavior presents strong atmosphere and vacuum condition dependence. With increasing oxygen content, the COF decreases due to abrasive wear and formation of oxide film. The COF in the oxygen condition is at least 0.335, and it has a maximum wear volume of about 1.48 × 107 μm3. However, the COF in a high vacuum condition is maximum about 1.104, and the wear volume is 1.64 × 106 μm3. The COF in the low vacuum condition is very different: it firstly increased and then decreased rapidly to a steady value. It is caused by slight abrasive wear and the formation of tribofilm after thousands of cycles. View Full-Text
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Li, Z.; Cai, Z.; Wu, Y.; Meng, X.; Zhang, D. Fretting Wear Damage Mechanism of Uranium under Various Atmosphere and Vacuum Conditions. Materials 2018, 11, 607.
Li Z, Cai Z, Wu Y, Meng X, Zhang D. Fretting Wear Damage Mechanism of Uranium under Various Atmosphere and Vacuum Conditions. Materials. 2018; 11(4):607.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Zhengyang; Cai, Zhenbing; Wu, Yanping; Meng, Xiandong; Zhang, Dongxu. 2018. "Fretting Wear Damage Mechanism of Uranium under Various Atmosphere and Vacuum Conditions." Materials 11, no. 4: 607.
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