The effect of hard chrome plating on iron fines formation

M.A. Mekicha*, M.B. de Rooij, D.T.A. Matthews, C. Pelletier, L. Jacobs, D.J. Schipper

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    Scratch tests and reciprocating sliding tests were carried out under lubricated conditions to explore the influence of hard chrome plating on iron fines formation. In the scratch tests, the effect of hard chrome plating on iron fines formation at single asperity contact due to its inherent property have been investigated. In the reciprocating sliding tests, the initial roughness of the substrate and the roughness changes introduced due to the hard chrome coating have been taken into account. It was found that both the tribochemistry of the chromium layer and the smoothening of aggressive roughness features from the grinding process due to chrome plating play an important role in reducing iron fines formation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number106003
    Pages (from-to)1
    Number of pages11
    JournalTribology international
    Early online date7 Oct 2019
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


    • UT-Hybrid-D
    • Iron fnes
    • Scratch tests
    • Tribochemistry
    • Hard chrome plating
    • Iron fines


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