Engineering polymers and composites for machine elements
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This chapter reviews the use of engineering polymers and short-fiber reinforced thermoplastics for machine elements such as gears, cams and pulleys where the polymers are in non-conformal contact. Both twin-disc testing and gear tests are examined for a variety of engineering polymers as well as the effects of temperature, fiber-reinforcement and geometry on performance. Gear efficiency, failure mechanisms and wear of polymer gears are also covered in detail. Finally, polymer gears for high-performance applications are considered together with the effects of external lubrication.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Polymer Tribology|
|Editors||Sujeet Kumar Sinha|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Mar 2018|