Abrasive wear testing of steels in soil

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Allen, Colin en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Quirke, SJ en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-20T12:25:08Z
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dc.date.issued 1987 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Quirke, S. 1987. Abrasive wear testing of steels in soil. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21798
dc.description Bibliography: pages 133-136. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A survey has been made of the quality and type of materials used for tillage tools in South Africa. Conclusions have been drawn regarding the inadequacy of the manufacturing processes used and the resultant quality of the tool material. A rig has been designed for the abrasion testing of materials in soil. The reproducibility of the method has been shown to be high and an evaluation has been made of the relative wear resistance of a series of ·heat treated steels. A medium carbon boron steel has been shown to have great promise as a tillage tool material because of its high wear resistance and toughness. The deformed surface layers and the mechanisms of wear of steels subjected to field and laboratory abrasive testing has been examined. The removal of material through predominantly ploughing or cutting mechanisms has been shown to be dependent on the heat treatment and composition of the steels together with the nature of the abrasive. White surface layers have been observed to form on medium and high carbon steels subjected to soil abrasion. Suggestions have been advanced for their formation. Attempts have been made to assess the transferability of data between field and laboratory testing. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Materials Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Abrasive wear testing of steels in soil en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Centre for Materials Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Quirke, S. (1987). <i>Abrasive wear testing of steels in soil</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21798 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Quirke, SJ. <i>"Abrasive wear testing of steels in soil."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 1987. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21798 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Quirke S. Abrasive wear testing of steels in soil. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 1987 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21798 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Quirke, SJ AB - A survey has been made of the quality and type of materials used for tillage tools in South Africa. Conclusions have been drawn regarding the inadequacy of the manufacturing processes used and the resultant quality of the tool material. A rig has been designed for the abrasion testing of materials in soil. The reproducibility of the method has been shown to be high and an evaluation has been made of the relative wear resistance of a series of ·heat treated steels. A medium carbon boron steel has been shown to have great promise as a tillage tool material because of its high wear resistance and toughness. The deformed surface layers and the mechanisms of wear of steels subjected to field and laboratory abrasive testing has been examined. The removal of material through predominantly ploughing or cutting mechanisms has been shown to be dependent on the heat treatment and composition of the steels together with the nature of the abrasive. White surface layers have been observed to form on medium and high carbon steels subjected to soil abrasion. Suggestions have been advanced for their formation. Attempts have been made to assess the transferability of data between field and laboratory testing. DA - 1987 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1987 T1 - Abrasive wear testing of steels in soil TI - Abrasive wear testing of steels in soil UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21798 ER - en_ZA


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