Two-body and three-body abrasion: A critical discussion

Gates, JD (1998) Two-body and three-body abrasion: A critical discussion. Wear, 214 1: 139-146. doi:10.1016/S0043-1648(97)00188-9

Author Gates, JD
Title Two-body and three-body abrasion: A critical discussion
Journal name Wear   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0043-1648
Publication date 1998-01-01
Year available 1998
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0043-1648(97)00188-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 214
Issue 1
Start page 139
End page 146
Total pages 8
Place of publication LAUSANNE
Language eng
Subject 3104 Condensed Matter Physics
2211 Mechanics of Materials
3110 Surfaces and Interfaces
2508 Surfaces, Coatings and Films
2505 Materials Chemistry
Abstract It is argued that the common classification of abrasive wear into 'two-body abrasion' and 'three-body abrasion' is seriously flawed. No definitions have been agreed upon for these terms, and indeed there are two quite different interpretations, the implications of which are mutually inconsistent. In the dominant interpretation, the primary thrust of the two-body/three-body concept is to describe whether the abrasive particles are constrained (two-body) or free to roll (three-body). In this view, two-body abrasion is generally much more severe than three-body. The alternative interpretation emphasises the presence (three-body) or absence (two-body) of a rigid counterface backing the abrasive. In this view, three-body abrasion is equated to high-stress (or grinding) abrasion and is generally more severe than two-body (low-stress) abrasion. This paper recommends that the 'two-body/three-body' terminology be abandoned, to be replaced by an alternative classification scheme based directly upon the manifest severity of wear. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science S.A.
Keyword Engineering, Mechanical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Abrasive Wear
Wear Classification
Two-body Abrasion
Three-body Abrasion
Mild/severe Transition
3-body Abrasion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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