A generalised sliding wear model for inhomogeneous coatings

W. Yan, E. P. Busso, N. P. O'Dowd

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In this work, a recently proposed continuum mechanics based multiscale approach to study the sliding wear behaviour of homogeneous coatings is generalised to components coated with an initially inhomogeneous material The approach is suitable for either single phase or multiphase materials with and without porosities, and relies on a representative volume element of the coated system and periodic unit techniques to incorporate explicitly second phase particles or porosities. A wear relation is derived by expressing the rate of material removed in terms of an average ratchetting strain measure integrated along the sliding direction, and the average depth at which the inelastic deformation within the coating localises. The model is used to investigate the sliding wear of a Mo coating containing 5% randomly distributed porosities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event4th European Mechanics of Materials Conference on Processes, Microstructures and Mechanical Properties EUROMECH-MECAMAT'2000 - Metz, France
Duration: 26 Jun 200029 Jun 2000

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