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, cilt.253, ss.618-625, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


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.