Determining Fatigue Wear Using Wear Particle Analysis Tools


Founder of TriboNet, Editor, PhD (Tribology), Tribology Scientist at ASML, The Netherlands. Expertise in lubrication, friction, wear and contact mechanics with emphasis on modeling. Creator of Tribology Simulator.


  1. A very comprehensive Article on every type of wear particle possible that isn’t encapsulated into a useful SGAN.

    I would suggest that there are much smaller “spherical” ferric wear particles produced during normal operation that go entirely unnoticed. It is these (much smaller) particles that become the most useful SGANs for ISS-ISN.

    Imagine . . . beneficial wear particles. What a concept!

    • Because polishing balls need to be round.

      Once formed and used to polish, SGANs spin on the surface (preventing adhesion) like ball bearings.

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