Mechanics of Friction in Self-lubricating Composite Materials, Part 2. Deformation of the Interfacial Film

N. Alexeyev and S. Jahanmir, “Mechanics of Friction in Self-lubricating Composite Materials, Part 2. Deformation of the Interfacial Film,” Wear 166 (1993) 49-54.

THE SLIP-LINE FIELD METHOD IS USED TO ANALYZE THE PROCESS OF FILM FORMATION IN SELF-LUBRICATING COMPOSITES AND DEFORMATION OF THE FILM. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT THE THICKNESS OF THE FILM, THE SIZE OF THE SECOND-PHASE PARTICLES IN THE COMPOSITE, AND THE RELATIVE SHEAR YIELD LIMIT OF THE MATRIX AND THE SOFT PHASE CONTROL THE TRIBOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF THESE COMPOSITES. IT IS POSSIBLE TO MODIFY THE COMPOSITES MICROSTRUCTURE TO ACHIEVE AN OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE IN A GIVEN CONTACT CONDITION.


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