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  • Main Title A physically-based abrasive wear model for composite materials


  • Author: Lee, Gun Y.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Dharan, C.K.H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Ritchie, Robert O.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Materials Sciences Division (United States)
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
    Additional Info: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)


  • Creation: 2001-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: A simple physically-based model for the abrasive wear of composite materials is presented based on the mechanics and mechanisms associated with sliding wear in soft (ductile) matrix composites containing hard (brittle) reinforcement particles. The model is based on the assumption that any portion of the reinforcement that is removed as wear debris cannot contribute to the wear resistance of the matrix material. The size of this non-contributing portion of the reinforcement is estimated by modeling the three primary wear mechanisms, specifically plowing, interfacial cracking and particle removal. Critical variables describing the role of the reinforcement, such as its relative size and the nature of the matrix/reinforcement interface, are characterized by a single contribution coefficient, C. Predictions are compared with the results of experimental two-body (pin-on drum) abrasive wear tests performed on a model aluminum particulate-reinforced epoxy matrix composite material.
  • Physical Description: vp.


  • Keyword: Removal
  • Keyword: Aluminium
  • Keyword: Abrasives
  • Keyword: Composites Abrasive Wear Interfacial Toughness Size Effect
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • Keyword: Matrix Materials
  • Keyword: Composite Materials
  • Keyword: Wear Resistance Composites Abrasive Wear Interfacial Toughness Size Effect


  • Journal Name: Wear; Journal Volume: 252; Journal Issue: 3-4; Other Information: Submitted to Wear: Volume 252, No.3-4; Journal Publication Date: 02/2002


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LBNL--47918
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 836365
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc780737


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00836365