Fretting of Amorphous Alloys


Amorphous surface layers produced by bonding metglas ribbons onto steel specimens were tested for their resistance to fretting. Friction and weight loss were determined and the worn surfaces were examined optically. There was no general tendency towards a better wear resistance of the tested amorphous metals as compared to crystallized metals or to a simple structural steel. The results will be discussed.

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This work was kindly supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany. The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. R. Hilzinger (Vacuumschmelze, Hanau) for amorphous CoFeMoSiB-ribbons and Drs. U.Konig and W.Jaschinski (Krupp For-schungsinstitut, Essen) for amorphous FeSiB-ribbons.

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Becker, R., Sepold, G. Fretting of Amorphous Alloys. MRS Online Proceedings Library 8, 295–299 (1981).

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