Advances in Polymer Friction and Wear

  • Lieng-Huang Lee

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mechanisms of Polymer Friction and Wear

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lieng-Huang Lee
      Pages 3-4
    3. D. H. Champ, E. Southern, A. G. Thomas
      Pages 133-144
  3. Polymer Properties and Friction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Thomas L. Thourson
      Pages 147-148
    3. J. J. Bikerman
      Pages 149-163
    4. M. A. Saleem, S. Bahadur
      Pages 165-177
    5. Laird C. Towle
      Pages 179-189
    6. B. J. Briscoe, C. M. Pooley, D. Tabor
      Pages 191-204
    7. E. Southern, R. W. Walker
      Pages 223-236
  4. Characterization and Modification of Polymer Surfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Douglas V. Keller Jr.
      Pages 239-240
    3. Donald H. Buckley, William A. Brainard
      Pages 315-331
    4. R. J. Lagow, J. L. Margrave, L. A. Shimp, D. K. Lam, R. F. Baddour
      Pages 355-372
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 408-425

About this book


Polymers and polymer composites have been increasinqly used in place of metals for various industries; namely, aerospace, automotive, bio-medical, computer, electrophotography, fiber, and rubber tire. Thus, an understanding of the interactions between polymers and between a polymer and a rigid counterface can enhance the applications of polymers under various environments. In meet­ ing this need, polymer tribology has evolved to deal with friction, lubrication and wear of polymeric materials and to answer some of the problems related to polymer-polymer interactions or oolymer­ rigid body interactions. The purpose of this first International Symposium was to introduce advances in studies of polymer friction and wear, especially in Britain and the U.S.S.R. Most earlier studies of the Fifties were stimulated by the growth of rubber tire industries. Continuous research through the Sixties has broadened the base to include other polymers such as nylon, polyolefins, and poly tetra­ fluoroethylene, or PTFE. However, much of this work was published in engineering or physics journals and rarely in chemistry journals; presumably, the latter have always considered the work to be too applied or too irrelevant. Not until recent years have chemists started to discover words such as tribo-chemistry or mechano­ chemistry and gradually become aware of an indispensable role in this field of polymer tribology. Thus, we were hoping to bring the technology up to date during this SympOSium, especially to the majority of participants, polymer chemists by training.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lieng-Huang Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Xerox CorporationRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9944-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9942-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0093-6286
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