An overview is given on the friction and wear properties of high temperature resistant polymers, in particular polyetheretherketone (PEEK), under various testing conditions against smooth steel counterparts. The effects of internal lubricants, especially polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and short fibre reinforcements (glass vs. carbon) are outlined. In addition, results of sliding wear experiments with continuous glass, carbon or aramid fibre-polymer matrix composites against steel were used to develop a hypothetical model composite with optimum wear resistance.
Wear – Elsevier
Published: Dec 1, 1995
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