Comparison of ball-on-disc and Taber wear tests in assessing wear performance of electrolessly-deposited alloys


  • Kongkidakarn Theeratatpong Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
  • Sawai Danchaivijit Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
  • Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University


Taber wear, Ball-on-disc, Ni-P, Tribological properties, Electroless deposition


In the industry, a Taber wear test is commonly employed to assess the wear resistance of coatings, which are applied on a panel of relatively large scales. On the other hand, other wear testing methods, such as ball-on-disc, is preferred in laboratory settings, as they require smaller test specimens and can determine coefficient of friction. In this study, we systematically compare the differences of Taber wear and ball-on disc by evaluating with an electrolessly-deposited Ni-P alloy systems. The Taber wear shows purely abrasive wear, whereas the ball-on-disc test offers a complex blend of wear mechanisms, and provides the coefficient of friction, useful for analyzing a wear loss measurement.


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How to Cite

K. Theeratatpong, S. Danchaivijit, and Y. Boonyongmaneerat, “Comparison of ball-on-disc and Taber wear tests in assessing wear performance of electrolessly-deposited alloys”, J Met Mater Miner, vol. 23, no. 2, Dec. 2014.



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