Evolution of damage in MoS2-based dry film lubricants (DFLs) in fretting wear – the effect of DFL thickness and contact geometry

Barman, K. and Shipway, P.H. and Voisey, K.T. and Pattinson, G. (2017) Evolution of damage in MoS2-based dry film lubricants (DFLs) in fretting wear – the effect of DFL thickness and contact geometry. Progress in Organic Coatings, 105 . pp. 67-80. ISSN 0300-9440

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Abstract

Dry film lubricant (DFL) coatings are widely used to reduce coefficients of friction and damage in highly loaded contacts. This work investigates the behaviour of a commercially available MoS2-based DFL in a cylinder-on-flat contact geometry with a fretting amplitude of 300 µm. Cylinders with radii of 15 mm, 80 mm and 160 mm along with DFL thicknesses between 12 µm and 86 µm were utilized. Three stages in the lifetime of the system were investigated; in the first stage, the DFL wore with a volumetric rate that was proportional to the number of cycles (under a given load), until the thickness of the DFL was reached. In the second stage, a thin low friction surface layer existed, with its durability being proportional to the contact pressure. In the third stage, metal-metal contact resulted in short-term instabilities in the coefficient of friction and the DFL system was said to have failed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: fretting, coefficient of friction, wear, molybdenum disulfide, molybdenum disulphide, MoS2, titanium alloy, Ti-6Al-4V
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2016.12.022
Depositing User: Voisey, Dr KT
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 13:22
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 18:07
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39854

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