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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Slurry Erosion: Uses, Applications, and Test Methods
By
JE Miller
JE Miller
1
White Rock Engineering
,
Dallas, TX
;
symposium cochairman and coeditor
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F Schmidt
F Schmidt
2
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc.
?
Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE
;
symposium cochairman and editor
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0941-5
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0941-4
No. of Pages:
281
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1987

Slurry abrasion tests utilizing a rotating wheel to slide the abrasive medium across the surface of a wear specimen have been in use for many years. One form of this test used by a wide variety of laboratories consists of a rubber-rimmed steel wheel rotating in a silica sand, slurry-filled chamber. The historical development of this Wet Sand/Rubber Wheel Abrasion Test, including the results of round-robin testing conducted by Division 18 of the Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE's) Iron and Steel Technical Committee, is discussed. Test variables that must be controlled and their effects on test results are given in terms of guidelines for future work aimed at standardization.

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,
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,”
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,”
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,
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,
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