Development of a test machine and method for galling studies

A. Ertas, H. J. Carper, W. R. Blackstone

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A test method for evaluating galling resistance in tubular connections by using the established evaluation technique known as the 'up and down' or 'Bruceton' method was studied. A unique test machine that would closely simulate the actual field conditions was designed and constructed. By using the Taguchi technique, the relative effects of rotational speed, roughness, and axial load on the galling resistance were also studied and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-347
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Mechanics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1992


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