A 'running-in equation' is offered which describes the change in surface microtopography due to wear. It relates the height distribution of a composite profile of wearing surfaces to the size distribution of the wear particles. Solutions of the equation are obtained by successive computation, which is conducted on the basis of a lubricated wear experiment. The results agree reasonably well with the experiment when the effect of plastic deformation is insignificant. It is also suggested that, after a prolonged sliding duration, a steady-state roughness is formed which corresponds to the particle size distribution.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of JSLE. International edition|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1987|
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