Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Results of phenomenological study into the forms of surface failure of poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) are presented. Surface failure of the polymer resulted from rolling contact fatigue produced in a model configuration consisting of a PMMA disc with nominally flat surface loaded against three steel balls able to roll free over the surface of the disc. It was found that the performance of the polymer under the test conditions used is influenced by lubricating medium and the main form of failure is of surface fatigue type. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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