Accession Number : ADA125512


Title :   Wear Particle Atlas. Revised


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.


Corporate Author : FOXBORO ANALYTICAL BURLINGTON MA


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Daniel P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a125512.pdf


Report Date : 28 Jun 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 185


Abstract : The Wear Particles Atlas (Revised) is a guide to wear particle identification containing photographs of typical wear particles found in used lubricating oil, illustrative case histories, and operational procedures for wear debris analysis. Wear particle analysis supports identification of wear modes within a machine based on the quantity, morphology, and composition of particles present in a representative lubricant sample. Photomicrographs in this document facilitate technology transfer to the neophyte and act as a guide to the experienced analyst. Section 1.0 on Wear Particle Identification describes particle morphologies, distinguishes between ferrous and nonferrous materials, and illustrates typical particulate contamination. Section 2.0 Case Histories, shows the potential utility of wear debris analysis and the progression of thought that goes into an analysis. Section 3.0 Operational Procedures, details the methodologies used in wear debris analysis.


Descriptors :   *LUBRICATING OILS , *PARTICLES , *PHOTOMICROGRAPHY , *WEAR , CASE STUDIES , DEGRADATION , DIESEL ENGINES , FATIGUE(MECHANICS) , GAS TURBINES , INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES , IRON OXIDES , METAL COMPOUNDS , POLYMERS , SAMPLING


Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Photography
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE