Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Polymers and Polymer-Based Composites

: pp. 514 - 520
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Bartin University
V.A. Belyі Institute of Mechanics of Polymer-Metal Systems of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Laboratory of Advanced Polymers & Optimized Materials (LAPOM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Physics, University of North Texas
Laboratory of Advanced Polymers & Optimized Materials (LAPOM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Physics, University of North Texas

A definition of rigidity of polymers and polymer-based composites (PBCs) by an equation is formulated. We also discuss tribological properties of polymers and PBCs including frictions (static, sliding and rolling) and wear. We discuss connections between viscoelastic recovery in scratch resistance testing with brittleness B, as well as Charpy and Izod impact strengths relations with B. Flexibility Y is related to a dynamic friction. A thermophysical property, namely linear thermal expansivity, is also related to the brittleness B. A discussion of equipment needed to measure a variety of properties is included.

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