Characterisation and wear behaviour of rolled carbon steel in Dot 4 brake fluid

Olawale O. Ajibola, Ojo J. Akinribide, Samuel O. Akinwamide, Peter A. Olubambi

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The wear behaviour of as-rolled carbon steel (ARCS) in DOT4 brake fluid is investigated and reported in this study. Sample was characterised using chemical analysis, hardness, impact and tensile strength tests. Arc-spectrometry and the Energy Dispersive X-Ray (EDS) facilities were used to ascertain the chemical compositions. The microstructures and wear track patterns of samples were evaluated using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and High-resolution metallurgical microscope. The wear of as-rolled carbon steel (ARCS) samples subjected to reciprocating motion of loads at room temperature and constant wear time were compared in air, DOT4 fluid and water. The frictional behaviour and wear track patterns of the specimens subjected to varied normal loads (3, 5 and 10N) under reciprocating sliding wear were employed to assess the wear damage of samples in the three different environments. The coefficient of friction (CoF) obtained tends to be in the order of μDOT4 brake fluid < μwater < μair comparatively for the three test environments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012010
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2019
Event2019 4th International Conference on Energy Materials and Applications, ICEMA 2019 - Beijing, China
Duration: 11 May 201913 May 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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