Subsurface melting of nylon by friction-induced vibrations

P.H. Vroegop, R. Bosma

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Abstract

Dry sliding of nylon on steel may lead to subsurface recrystallization of the polymer. This phenomenon is described and explained by subsurface melting due to internal heating as a result of the dissipation of frictioninduced vibrations at frequencies above 10 kHz. A vibration model relating the distribution of stress and temperature is proposed. Calculations based on this model show reasonable agreement with experimental observations.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)31-47
JournalWear
Volume104
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

Keywords

  • IR-69579

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