Creep and wear behaviour of ethylene-butene copolymers reinforced by ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibres

JACOBS O., Kazanci M., COHN D., MAROM G.

WEAR, vol.253, pp.618-625, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 253
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0043-1648(02)00110-2
  • Journal Name: WEAR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.618-625


Filament wound flat strips of polyethylene-butene copolymers (PE) reinforced by continuous fibres of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) were tested in a ball-on-prism tribometer against steel balls. The winding angle (tau = 35 and 50degrees) and the branching ratio (flexibility) of the matrix polymer were varied. The static penetration of the ball into the sample material (creep), the running-in wear and the steady-state wear were measured.