One-minute wear-rate measurement

R.P. Schaake, J.M.J. Toonder, den, W.P. Vellinga, H.E.H. Meijer

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Summary: Single-asperity wear measurements were performed on small quantities of polyethylene with different molecular weights. Experiments could be performed on a surface area of 25 × 3000 m2. A quantitative value of wear rate could be obtained that was proportional to macroscopic results relating the wear rate to the molecular weight. Material transfer limited the maximum sliding velocity to 1 mum · s-1. Possible solutions for this problem have been identified and will be a subject of further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-191
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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