Fabrication of Polyimide-Modified UHMWPE Composites and Enhancement Effect on Tribological Properties

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Author(s)

  • Song Chen
  • Jian Li
  • Yongliang Jin
  • Jun Xiao
  • Tushar Khosla
  • Dan Jia
  • Haitao Duan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-707
Journal / PublicationPolymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering
Volume57
Issue number7
Online published22 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2018

Abstract

Polyimide-modified ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) composites were fabricated by hot-press molding process. Mesoscopic morphologies of polyimide/UHMWPE blending systems show high compatibility between the phases of polyimide and UHMWPE when the weight ratio of polyimide is no more than 50 wt%. Investigation of the tribological properties with a reciprocating ball-on-flat contact tribometer shows that the polyimide filler has important effects on the friction and wear behavior of UHMWPE composites. Compared to pure UHMWPE, the composite with 50 wt% polyimide improved tribological properties best and exhibited 43.1% reduction in friction coefficient and 66.7% reduction in wear volume loss.

Research Area(s)

  • Composites, fabrication, friction, wear

Citation Format(s)

Fabrication of Polyimide-Modified UHMWPE Composites and Enhancement Effect on Tribological Properties. / Chen, Song; Li, Jian; Jin, Yongliang; Xiao, Jun; Khosla, Tushar; Hua, Meng; Jia, Dan; Duan, Haitao.

In: Polymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering, Vol. 57, No. 7, 03.05.2018, p. 700-707.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review