Abrasion

ASTM D3389 and ASTM D5963

Summary

Abrasion test methods examine the wear properties of materials. These properties are important across many applications including, but not limited to, belts, hoses, footwear, flooring, and of course, tires. Through accelerated testing, relative performance values can be obtained for uses in comparative analysis, quality control, and R&D.

Test Details

ASTM D5963 utilizes a rotary drum abrader to evaluated materials that are subject to both abrasion and frictional wear when used in their intended applications by running the sample laterally across a rotating drum that is outfitted with an abrasive media. Weight loss can then be utilized for comparative analysis or run against a standard to determining the abrasion resistance index value. ASTM D3389 employs a rotary turntable to evenly expose materials to abrasive wheels as set number of cycles to evaluate weight loss and volume loss due to abrasive exposure as well as both depth of wear and a standardized wear index value.

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