Impact wear of structural steel with yield strength of 235 MPa in various liquids

Yueting Liu, G.C.A.M. Janssen

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The wear of pipelines, used in slurry transport, results in high costs for maintenance and replacement. The wear mechanism involves abrasion, corrosion, impact, and the interaction among them. In this work, we study the effect of impact on the wear mechanism and wear rate. Results show that when the effect of impact is small, the wear mechanism is dominated by electrochemically induced surface modification, which leads to a lower wear rate in a corrosive environment than in a non-corrosive environment. By contrast, when the effect of impact is large, the wear mechanism is drastically altered. In that regime plastic deformation is important. The influence of corrosion in the high impact regime can be neglected. Our findings show the importance of including impact effect in the distinction of wear of slurry pipes
Original languageEnglish
Article number237
Number of pages6
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • wear
  • corrosion
  • impact
  • deformation
  • surface modification
  • OA-Fund TU Delft


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