Fretting Wear of Heat Exchanger Tubes—Part I: Experiments

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R. D. Blevins

General Atomic Company, P.O. Box 81608, San Diego, CA, 92138

J. Eng. Power 101(4), 625-629 (Oct 01, 1979) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446631 History: Received June 23, 1978; Online July 14, 2010


The results of a series of measurements made on the fretting wear of heat exchanger tubes and support plates at room temperature in a nitrogen/air atmosphere are presented. The fretting wear is shown to be a function of the amplitude and frequency of tube vibration as well as the gap between the tube and the support plate and the mean load supported by the tube. An empirical model is developed in Part II for predicting the fretting wear.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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