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Friction and Wear at Elevated Temperatures

Report Number: WADC TR 59-603 Part 3
Author(s): Rabinowicz, Ernest; Imai, Masaya
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Inst Of Tech Cambridge Surface Lab
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1962-07
Pages: 48
Contract: AF 33(616)-7648
Project: 7342
Task: 734204
AD Number: AD0287458

Abstract:
A number of substances were examined for suitability under sliding conditions in the range from room temperature to 2000 F. Low melting metals applied as surface coatings show a peak in their friction at their melting points, unless they form an oxide with good lubricating ability. Pyrolytic boron nitride and graphite have the same friction and wear properties as do ordinary forms of these materials. A discussion is presented of how information may be obtained systematically from friction-temperature runs, and examples of the various techniques are given.

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