Effect of Counterpart's Surface Micromorphology on Tribological Behavior of Nylon under Dry Sliding Contact
This paper investigated the friction and wear behaviors of nylon rubbing against steel discs with helical, parallel and multidirectional textures respectively. The results indicated that friction coefficient, friction temperature and wear rate of couple using helical texture steel disc as counterpart were higher than others. Abrasive wear was the primary mechanism of the three couples. Nylon surface roughness increased after rubbing against helical texture steel disc, but decreased after rubbing against parallel and multidirectional texture steel discs. The roughness of both helical and multidirectional texture steel discs increased slightly after test, while the roughness increase of parallel textual steel disc was significant only at regions perpendicular to the rotating direction due to adhesion of nylon transfer film.
Jianmin Zeng, Zhengyi Jiang, Taosen Li, Daoguo Yang and Yun-Hae Kim
C. H. Huang et al., "Effect of Counterpart's Surface Micromorphology on Tribological Behavior of Nylon under Dry Sliding Contact", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 199-200, pp. 615-619, 2011