Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Plastics and Elastomers


  • PDL Staff, William Andrew, Plastics Design Library

For all practical purposes, the useful life of a plastic component is equal to its fatigue life under conditions of cyclic loading such as those that occur in vibration. Equally important to materials engineers and designers are abrasion, friction and wearùtribological properties. Over 80 generic families are covered including thermoplastics, thermosets, thermoplastic elastomers and rubbers. Neat resins, blends and alloys, plastics with various combinations of fillers, additives and more are covered. Also covers plastics mated to plastics and metals.
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Materials engineers and designers.


Book information

  • Published: December 1995
  • ISBN: 978-1-884207-15-0


"I am delighted to see this badly needed handbookàI commend your efforts." - Norman Dowling, Virginia Tech

Table of Contents

Fatigue Data Stress vs. Cycles to Failure Fatigue Crack Propagation Tribological Properties Wear Factor Wear Factor of Mating Surface Static Coefficient of Friction Dynamic Coefficient of Friction Limiting Pressure Velocity Taber Abrasion NBS Abrasion Index Weight LossMating Surfaces Plastic to Self Plastic to other Plastics Plastic to Metal Plastic to Aluminum Plastic to BronzeProperties As Functions Of Pressure Velocity Temperature Elapsed Time Humidity Material Composition Frequency Specimen Size More