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Statistical Determination of a Fretting-Induced Failure of an Electro-Deposited Coating

School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Korea Aerospace University, 76 Hanggongdaehang-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 412-791, Korea
Academic Editors: Eva Pellicer and Jordi Sort
Coatings 2017, 7(4), 48;
Received: 22 February 2017 / Revised: 24 March 2017 / Accepted: 29 March 2017 / Published: 31 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thin Films and Patterned Structures by Electrochemical Methods)
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This paper describes statistical determination of fretting-induced failure of an electro-deposited coating. A fretting test is conducted using a ball-on-flat plate configuration. During a test, a frictional force is measured, along with the relative displacement between an AISI52100 ball and a coated flat specimen. Measured data are analyzed with statistical process control tools; a frictional force versus number of fretting cycles is plotted on a control chart. On the control chart, critical number of cycles to coating failure is statistically determined. Fretted surfaces are observed after interrupting a series of fretting tests. Worn surface images and wear profiles provide that the increase on the kinetic friction coefficient after a steady-state sliding is attributed to the substrate enlarged at a contact surface. There is a good agreement between observation of worn surfaces and statistical determination for fretting-induced coating failure. View Full-Text
Keywords: electro-deposited coating; coating failure; fretting; statistical process control electro-deposited coating; coating failure; fretting; statistical process control

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