2.800 | Fall 2004 | Graduate
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Slides from a lecture presentation covering the following topics: Applications of polymeric bearings, tribological applications of polymeric “bearing” in medicine and related areas, common plastics used in tribology, structure of some common polymers, properties of polymers, friction and wear mechanisms of PTFE, friction and wear mechanisms of UHMWPE, friction and wear mechanisms of other ductile thermoplastics, composite materials to reduce the Wear rate, wear volume and friction coefficient of steel-nylon composite pairs at various sliding speeds, crack depth as a function of friction coefficient, basic mechanism of friction in polymers, single deflected fiber, minimization of wear of composites, wear particles of UHMWPE measured with AFM, effect of different sterilization of UHMWPE on its wear rate, other treat techniques for low friction and wear.

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