Structural changes of the friction surface and wear resistance of a ZrO2-Y2O3 ceramic

N. L. Savchenko, P. V. Korolev, S. Yu Tarasov, S. N. Kul'kov

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Quantitative parameters of the surface structures and the wear resistance of a ZrO2-Y2O3 ceramic tested by friction on a steal disk have been determined. It is shown that the friction contact gives rise to quasi-periodic cracks on the friction surface of the ceramic and leads to the formation of a transfer layer. It is established that the wear intensity correlates with the intercrack spacing along the sliding direction and the amount of the steel counterbody elements on the ceramic surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-463
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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