Project

Tribological characterization of nanofilled polymer composites

Duration
01 January 2014 → 30 June 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Process engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Composites and hybrid materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
nanofillers wear polymer composites
 
Project description

Polymer composites for tribological applications contain reinforcements and solid lubricants. Since some years nanoparticles have been introduced as a lubricant. The friction and wear behavior of PEEK filled with TiO2 and ZnS will be characterized by means of small scale tribotesting Wear mechanisms will be studied on-line with optical microscopic observation and postmortem SEM analysis.