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01-07-2017 | Original Article | Issue 4/2017 Open Access

Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 4/2017

Impact Fretting Wear Behavior of Alloy 690 Tubes in Dry and Deionized Water Conditions

Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering > Issue 4/2017
Zhen-Bing Cai, Jin-Fang Peng, Hao Qian, Li-Chen Tang, Min-Hao Zhu
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Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51375407, U1530136, 51627806), Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Talent Program of China (Grant No. 14R21421500), and Young Scientific Innovation Team of Science and Technology of Sichuan (Grant No. 2017TD0017).


The impact fretting wear has largely occurred at nuclear power device induced by the flow-induced vibration, and it will take potential hazards to the service of the equipment. However, the present study focuses on the tangential fretting wear of alloy 690 tubes. Research on impact fretting wear of alloy 690 tubes is limited and the related research is imminent. Therefore, impact fretting wear behavior of alloy 690 tubes against 304 stainless steels is investigated. Deionized water is used to simulate the flow environment of the equipment, and the dry environment is used for comparison. Varied analytical techniques are employed to characterize the wear and tribochemical behavior during impact fretting wear. Characterization results indicate that cracks occur at high impact load in both water and dry equipment; however, the water as a medium can significantly delay the cracking time. The crack propagation behavior shows a jagged shape in the water, but crack extended disorderly in dry equipment because the water changed the stress distribution and retarded the friction heat during the wear process. The SEM and XPS analysis shows that the main failure mechanisms of the tube under impact fretting are fatigue wear and friction oxidation. The effect of medium(water) on fretting wear is revealed, which plays a potential and promising role in the service of nuclear power device and other flow equipments.
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