Computer simulation of the two body abrasive wear process.

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dc.contributor.advisor Murrell, Hugh.
dc.creator Naicker, Theo.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-10T09:36:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-10T09:36:20Z
dc.date.created 2002
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/4792
dc.description Thesis (M.Sc.)-University of Natal,Durban, 2002. en
dc.description.abstract New computer technologies are applied to the classical material engineering two-body abrasive wear process. The computer simulation provides an interactive and visual representation of the wear process. The influence of grit size, grit tip radius and load (at constant workpiece hardness and tool path) on the wear rate, wear coefficient and wear surface topography is predicted. The simulation implements microcutting and microploughing with material displacement to the sides of the groove. The validation of the simulation is demonstrated by comparing with the previous modelling literature and with experiments. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Mechanical wear--Computer simulation. en
dc.subject Friction--Computer simulation. en
dc.subject Theses--Computer science. en
dc.title Computer simulation of the two body abrasive wear process. en
dc.type Thesis en

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