Project

Fundamental study on self-lubricating characteristics of polymer from the perspective of wear response, interfacial dynamics and the formation of transfer layer.

Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Multimedia processing
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Composites and hybrid materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Signal processing
Keywords
friction and surface morphology wear mechanism Real-time vison polymer
 
Project description

Investigating particle generation and transfer layer dynamicity at micron-scale provides precise information on the polymer wear process. Parameters contributing specifically to mild, transition and severe wear are studied for its physical interaction process in continuous sliding using advanced image based in-situ monitoring of contact surface. Thereby understanding the complex self-protecting and lubricating nature of polymers.