Monitoring of dry sliding wear using fractal analysis

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    Abstract

    Reliable online monitoring of wear remains a challenge to tribology research as well as to the industry. This paper presents a new method for monitoring of dry sliding wear using digital imaging and fractal analysis. Fractal values, namely fractal dimension and intercept, computed from the power spectrum of the images of a wearing surface, are adopted as indicators of the dynamic wear process. Experimental results show that progressive changes of fractal values might reveal the wear status of the surface.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111
    JournalMetrology and measurement systems
    Volume12
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • Fractal analysis
    • Dry sliding wear

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