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Abstract—Wear is defined as a set of adhesion, transfer, abrasion, fatigue and oxidation. Sliding wear is
influenced significantly by factors like heat, friction and oxidation of the metal or the alloy surface.
This causes the decrease in the wear rate due to which the metallic debris may change to oxide
debris. This research paper focusses on methods which account for generation of oxide during
sliding and the effects of these oxides on the wear. This work also covers high speed
unidirectional sliding where the frictional heat has a significant effect on surface temperatures.
Wear is caused mainly due to spallation of oxide from asperities which in turn occur when the
oxide attains a critical thickness. At high speed the oxide melts due to increase in surface
temperature which leads to oxidational wear. On the other hand at low speed the oxidized metal
debris is retained thereby giving a wear protection
Index Terms—Wear, High-temperature oxidation, Mild wear, Oxidationalwear, Wear debris
Cite: Aadarsh Mishra, "Influence of Oxidation on the Wear of Alloys," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 583-587, July 2014.