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 MSA  Vol.9 No.1 , January 2018
Improvement of Sliding Performance for Ball on Disc Tribo-Partners Using Graphite Like Carbon Solid Lubricant Coating
Abstract: Sliding wear tests of chilled cast iron tappet-disc and cam-ball tribo-partners were conducted by using ball on disc testing device. Magnetron sputtering CrTiAlN hard coating and Graphite like carbon (GLC) solid lubricant coatings were applied on either one or both of the contact surfaces on tribo-partners. Ball crater device and scanning electron microscope were used to investigate surface wear of rubbed track on disc and wear scar on ball. The sliding performances of tribo-partners were evaluated in terms of coefficient of friction at sliding surfaces and specific wear rate (SWR) on both of the rubbed surfaces under specific test conditions. All test results showed that GLC solid lubricant coating on both surfaces of tappet-disc and cam-ball was the best option to allow this tribo-partners having high performance in terms of sliding under high load with low coefficient of friction and low SWR. The advantage of using GLC solid lubricant coating is to enable mechanical parts made of ordinary and sustainable materials (e.g. cast iron or plain steels) to be operated under even harsher conditions of higher load and higher wear environment with improved performance.
Cite this paper: Wen, X. , Yao, H. and Yang, S. (2018) Improvement of Sliding Performance for Ball on Disc Tribo-Partners Using Graphite Like Carbon Solid Lubricant Coating. Materials Sciences and Applications, 9, 191-209. doi: 10.4236/msa.2018.91013.
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