Abrasion Performances of Stainless Steel/Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Friction Material


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A semi-metallic stainless steel/carbon fiber reinforced PEEK-based friction material was developed in this paper. The composite was PEEK 19.63wt%, stainless steel fiber 7.57 wt%, carbon fiber 10.97 wt%, cashew 6.51 wt% and fillers 55.33%. The molding process was blending for about 30 seconds at higher speed, pre-heating at the temperature of 80 for 30min, molding at 320 and pressure 35Mpa for 3min/mm, then post-curing at the temperature of 80 for 30min , 150 for 30min270 for 30min320 for 180min. The results of abrasion test showed that the developed material N3 had higher and steady friction coefficient and low abrasion value. The SEM morphology study showed that the wear mechanism was particle abrasion at low temperature but adherence abrasion as well as particle abrasion occurred at higher temperature. The cohesive strength of the composite and the heat-resistant property of resin matrix were the key factors affected wear loss. The abrasion depended on the strength of transformed films and matrix.



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Dongming Guo, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Jun Wang and Jun’ichi Tamaki




H. Fu et al., "Abrasion Performances of Stainless Steel/Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Friction Material", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 329, pp. 511-518, 2007

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January 2007




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