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Wear of steel against carbon fibre reinforced PPS

Jan Quintelier (UGent) , Patrick De Baets (UGent) , Pieter Samyn (UGent) and Wim Van Paepegem (UGent)
(2005) TRIBOLOGY IN INDUSTRY. 27(3-4). p.29-35
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Based on the well-known pin-on-disc test rig, a new test set-up has been developed for the online measurement of the wear and friction of steel sliding against polymer matrix composite. Instead of the standard composite specimen and steel disc, a rotating composite disc and steel pin are used. This new test set-up is used to investigate the wear and frictional behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced (Poly phenylene sulphide) PPS. The material used is a 5-harness satin weave carbon/PPS composite with a carbon content of 50 ± 3 %. The mating surface of the pin is the ball of a ball bearing, with a radius of 8 mm, and a well-known roughness. The frictional behaviour of this material pair results in a friction coefficient of 0.33, while a carbon film is formed in the wear track. This results in a lowering of the frictional behaviour. The wear rate is rather low, but when the wear track is covered with a carbon film suddenly the wear rate raises. This is not due to the wear of the composite material but only as a result of the start of terrible wear of the steel counter face. Moreover, the wear of the pin is strongly related to the wear track. The pin is flattened at the sides of the formed wear track, but in contact with the carbon film there is less wear, resulting in a pin with two flat sides, making contact with the original surface, and a rig in the middle of the pin following the roundness of the wear track. It can be stated that although the high contact pressure at the beginning resulted in plastic deformation of the PPS matrix, once a carbon film is formed the composite material is protected, resulting in the severe wear of the steel counter face.
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Composites, Wear, carbon film, Pin on disc

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Quintelier, Jan, Patrick De Baets, Pieter Samyn, and Wim Van Paepegem. 2005. “Wear of Steel Against Carbon Fibre Reinforced PPS.” Ed. Branko Ivkovic and Miroslav Babic. Tribology in Industry 27 (3-4): 29–35.
APA
Quintelier, J., De Baets, P., Samyn, P., & Van Paepegem, W. (2005). Wear of steel against carbon fibre reinforced PPS. (Branko Ivkovic & M. Babic, Eds.)TRIBOLOGY IN INDUSTRY, 27(3-4), 29–35.
Vancouver
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Quintelier J, De Baets P, Samyn P, Van Paepegem W. Wear of steel against carbon fibre reinforced PPS. Ivkovic B, Babic M, editors. TRIBOLOGY IN INDUSTRY. Kragujevac, Serbia: University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; 2005;27(3-4):29–35.
MLA
Quintelier, Jan, Patrick De Baets, Pieter Samyn, et al. “Wear of Steel Against Carbon Fibre Reinforced PPS.” Ed. Branko Ivkovic & Miroslav Babic. TRIBOLOGY IN INDUSTRY 27.3-4 (2005): 29–35. Print.
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  abstract     = {Based on the well-known pin-on-disc test rig, a new test set-up has been developed for the online measurement of the wear and friction of steel sliding against polymer matrix composite. Instead of the standard composite specimen and steel disc, a rotating composite disc and steel pin are used. This new test set-up is used to investigate the wear and frictional behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced (Poly phenylene sulphide) PPS. The material used is a 5-harness satin weave carbon/PPS composite with a carbon content of 50 ± 3 %. The mating surface of the pin is the ball of a ball bearing, with a radius of 8 mm, and a well-known roughness. The frictional behaviour of this material pair results in a friction coefficient of 0.33, while a carbon film is formed in the wear track. This results in a lowering of the frictional behaviour. The wear rate is rather low, but when the wear track is covered with a carbon film suddenly the wear rate raises. This is not due to the wear of the composite material but only as a result of the start of terrible wear of the steel counter face. Moreover, the wear of the pin is strongly related to the wear track. The pin is flattened at the sides of the formed wear track, but in contact with the carbon film there is less wear, resulting in a pin with two flat sides, making contact with the original surface, and a rig in the middle of the pin following the roundness of the wear track. It can be stated that although the high contact pressure at the beginning resulted in plastic deformation of the PPS matrix, once a carbon film is formed the composite material is protected, resulting in the severe wear of the steel counter face.},
  author       = {Quintelier, Jan and De Baets, Patrick and Samyn, Pieter and Van Paepegem, Wim},
  editor       = {Ivkovic, Branko and Babic, Miroslav},
  issn         = {0354-8996},
  journal      = {TRIBOLOGY IN INDUSTRY},
  keywords     = {Composites,Wear,carbon film,Pin on disc},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {29--35},
  publisher    = {University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering},
  title        = {Wear of steel against carbon fibre reinforced PPS},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2005},
}