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Rubber wear during friction against a metallic surface (with reference to packing glands for high-speed machine elements)

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The wear of rubber in sliding against a metallic surface at high sliding velocities, which causes temperatures at the point of contact of the order of 100–250°C, has been studied. The theoretical equation obtained relates the wear of rubber during sliding against a metallic surface to its elastic-strength and friction properties and to the geometrical characteristics of the metal surface. Satisfactory agreement between theory and experiment is found.

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Mekhanika Polimerov, Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 120–126, 1965

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Rybalov, S.L., Kragel'skii, I.V. Rubber wear during friction against a metallic surface (with reference to packing glands for high-speed machine elements). Polymer Mechanics 1, 72–75 (1965). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00859461

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  • Rubber
  • Metal Surface
  • Geometrical Characteristic
  • Satisfactory Agreement
  • Metallic Surface