Tribological behaviour of polymeric materials in water lubricated contacts
2012 (English)In: 15th Nordic Symposium on Tribology - NordTrib 2012: 12 - 15 June 2012 - Trondheim, Norway, Trondheim: Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
The present study aims at investigating the tribological behaviour of several unfilled polymer materials sliding against 316L stainless steel in distilled water. The tests were carried out in a uni-directional pin-on-disc configuration with an initial apparent contact pressure of 5 MPa at room temperature. The worn surfaces were examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) techniques and the wear mechanisms were discussed. These studies indicate the occurrence of tribo-corrosion of stainless steel during sliding against polypropylene. The results from friction and wear tests show overall superior tribological performance of UHMWPE compared to the other polymeric materials in water.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim: Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2012.
Research subject Machine Elements
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39013Local ID: d97ba0a7-66e2-450f-8102-217c133ea3cfOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-39013DiVA: diva2:1012521
Nordic Symposium on Tribology : 12/06/2012 - 15/06/2012
Godkänd; 2012; 20120830 (andbra)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved