Tribological properties of polyimide-modified UHMWPE for bushing materials of seawater lubricated sliding bearings

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Author(s)

  • Song Chen
  • Jian Li
  • Lei Wei
  • Yongliang Jin
  • Hongfei Shang
  • Haitao Duan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-476
Journal / PublicationTribology International
Volume115
Online published10 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

Abstract

Experiments of polyimide/UHMWPE composites sliding against tin-bronze counterfaces under seawater condition have been conducted with a pin-on-disk configuration in this study, aiming at developing matched materials for the bushing of seawater lubricated bearing. As the results, the friction efficient of composite/bronze sliding pairs decreases with the increase in polyimide proportion; however, the wear rate and optimum surface roughness of polyimide/UHMWPE composites firstly decrease and then increase. Mesoscale simulation results show that phase segregation has important effects on wear mechanism. The composite with 50 wt.% polyimide has the lowest wear rate and optimum surface roughness.

Research Area(s)

  • Bushing, Composites, Friction, Wear

Citation Format(s)

Tribological properties of polyimide-modified UHMWPE for bushing materials of seawater lubricated sliding bearings. / Chen, Song; Li, Jian; Wei, Lei; Jin, Yongliang; Shang, Hongfei; Hua, Meng; Duan, Haitao.

In: Tribology International, Vol. 115, 01.11.2017, p. 470-476.

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