Volume 43, No 3, 2021, Pages 442-451

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Analysis of Friction and Wear as a System Response Using Indigenously Fabricated Tribometer


K.R. Shah , A. Shukla , N.S. Patel

DOI: 10.24874/ti.907.06.20.02

Received: 17 June 2020
Revised: 1 September 2020
Accepted: 23 February 2021
Published: 15 September 2021


In this paper, tribometric characteristics of the steel-brass and steel-aluminium tribopairs were studied under different interaction parameters through varying operating conditions. An indigenous tribometer was developed using ASTM G77 protocol to estimate friction and wear characteristics for steel-brass and steel-aluminium tribopairs. Results presented here show the importance of the tribotesting of tribological properties, namely friction and wear due to complex nature of system induced interdependencies. Stribeck curve was plotted by varying the speed at a constant load for a specific tribosystem using the indigenously developed tribometer. Finally, simplified tribosystem diagram has been proposed for a better understanding of friction and wear as a system response in the tribotesting.


Tribopair, Tribotesting, Friction, Wear, Tribometer

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