Contact surface temperature and coefficient of friction of CNT/epoxy nanocomposites during sliding wear
Contact surface temperature of a tribo-system is one of the main characteristics that affect the tribological properties of materials for slide bearings. In this work, IR monitoring was applied for the evaluation of the contact temperature of CNT-epoxy nanocomposites during sliding wear. In most cases, the contact temperature slightly decreases with increasing the CNT content and with the application of CNT modfication. At sliding speeds ≥1 m/s a cyclic behaviour was observed in both temperature and coefficient of friction. The results of the temperature characterization during sliding are of relevance for the understanding of the wear behaviour and at least the development of CNT nanocomposites with improved tribological performance.
The Journal of Plastics Technology is a peer reviewed internet periodical published under the auspices of the Scientific Alliance of Polymer Technology (WAK)
International Polymer Processing, the journal of the Polymer Processing Society, is a discussion forum for the world-wide community of engineers and scientists in the field of polymer processing.
The journal covers research and industrial application in the very specific areas of designing polymer products, processes, processing machinery and equipment.
The Journal of Plastics Technology is indexed in SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.