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Recent Advances in High Performance Polymers—Tribological Aspects

by Abdulaziz Kurdi 1,2,* and Li Chang 1,*
Centre for Advanced Materials Technology, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, The National Centre for Building and Construction Technology, P.O. Box 6086, Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia
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Lubricants 2019, 7(1), 2;
Received: 16 October 2018 / Revised: 27 November 2018 / Accepted: 8 December 2018 / Published: 31 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Polymer Tribology)
High-performance polymer (HPP)-based engineering materials in tribological applications have been under continuous research over the last few decades. This paper reviewed the recent studies on the sliding wear properties of HPPs and their nanocomposites, which are associated with the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters. In particular, the effects of the intrinsic properties of polymer composites (e.g., mechanical properties of the materials and the types of fillers) and external environmental conditions (e.g., service temperature and lubrication medium) on the formation of transfer layers (TLs) were discussed. The latter would govern the overall friction and wear of polymeric materials in sliding against metallic counterparts. In addition, correlations between the basic mechanical properties of HPPs and their sliding wear behavior were also explored. View Full-Text
Keywords: high-performance polymers; tribology; nanoindentation; TLs high-performance polymers; tribology; nanoindentation; TLs
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