Wear resistance and microstructure in annealed ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes

Dong Sheng Li, H. Garmestani, A. O. Chu, H. Ahzi, G. Alapati, M. Khatonabadi, O. Es-Said, M. T. Siniawski, L. Matrisciano, Said Ahzi

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Abstract

To improve the wear behavior of UHMWPE, the correlation between microstructure and wear resistance was studied. In this study it was found that the relationship between wear volume and sliding distance fits a power law. The exponent was used to represent the wear property, and crystal orientation distribution (texture) was used to represent microstructure. Texture analysis showed that four kinds of annealed UHMWPE sheets were all somehow isotropic. This correlates with the wear behavior of these four UHMWPE sheets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-537
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Science - Series A
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Li, D. S., Garmestani, H., Chu, A. O., Ahzi, H., Alapati, G., Khatonabadi, M., Es-Said, O., Siniawski, M. T., Matrisciano, L., & Ahzi, S. (2008). Wear resistance and microstructure in annealed ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes. Polymer Science - Series A, 50(5), 533-537. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0965545X08050076