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Influence of ball burnishing on surface quality and tribological characteristics of polymers under dry sliding conditions

King Jye, Wong and K. O., Low (2010) Influence of ball burnishing on surface quality and tribological characteristics of polymers under dry sliding conditions. Tribology International, 44 (2). 144–153. ISSN 0301-679X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2010.10.005

Abstract

n this paper, the application of ballburnishing as a new surface treatment process for polymers is investigated. The polymers used were polyoxymethylene (POM) and polyurethane (PUR). The lowest surface roughness value achieved for POM was 0.44 µm (45% decrease) and for PUR was 0.46 µm (42% decrease). The lowest coefficient of friction value achieved was 0.22 (32.9% decrease) for POM and 0.24 (28.8% decrease) for PUR. The lowest specific wear rate value achieved was 0.31×10-6 mm3/N m (38.6% decrease) for POM and 0.41×10-6 mm3/N m (37.9% decrease) for PUR.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:surface roughness, friction, wear, polymer
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:26192
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:28 Jun 2012 00:58
Last Modified:12 Jul 2012 04:50

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