Results

Recalling that the overall intent of this work was to determine whether the imposition of a pulsed magnetic field can significantly affect material properties and hence tribological process behavior, the results developed are shown below and are

  1. hardness of untreated and magnetically treated washers
  2. washer hardness after a series of treaments
  3. washer hardness before and after running in a bearing with no applied field
  4. washer hardness before and after running in a pulsed magnetic field
The term hardness is used loosely as what is reported is the directly measured hardness test indentation length - the major length of the diamond-shaped indentation.