Effect of friction on subsurface layer microstructure in austenitic and martensitic steels

S. Yu Tarassov, A. V. Kolubaev

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By means of transmission and scanning electron microscopy, the microstructure of subsurface layer on specimens after friction tests has been examined. The load and sliding speed dependencies of the coefficient of friction and temperature have been obtained on specimens from austenitic and martensitic steels. It has been shown that severe adhesive wear (seizure) conditions result in formation of a 20- to 40-μm-thick layer with the fine-crystalline microstructure. The thickness of the layer does not seem to depend on either preceding heat treatment or initial state of the material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes



  • Deformation
  • Fragmentation
  • Friction
  • Microstructure
  • Seizure
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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