Adhesive wear of rubber in mining application under dry contact condition

Almuhaini, Hamad (2019) Adhesive wear of rubber in mining application under dry contact condition. [USQ Project]

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Wear in rubber materials is one of the important fault factors in which the object loses its efficiency due to the gradual removal of its material. It occurs frequently if the rubber material is under load or stress and imposes significant economic costs on the industries with repair or maintenance. As a result, study of wear process in rubbers is required to obtain more information about the wear and the factors which affect this process.

Wear in rubbers are categorized into different types. Two important ones are abrasive and adhesive wear which can happen under dry and wet contact conditions. In this research study, both wearing processes are first investigated and then the results of adhesive wear tests on a rubber material under dry contact condition are presented.

Different tests were performed on a rubber material in this research work to measure wear parameters such as volume loss, specific wear rate and average friction coefficient. The tests were performed for speeds of 2.2, 2.6 and 3 m/s to generate different sliding distance. Different normal loads of 10, 20, 30 and 40 N were also applied on the sample to investigate the effects of normal load on the wear parameters.

The obtained results show that the wear parameters including volume loss, specific wear rate and average friction coefficient are significantly affected by the test speed, normal load and sliding distance.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Yousif, Belal
Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2021 03:27
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2023 05:29

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