The abrasive wear behaviour of mineral-filled polypropylene

dc.contributor.advisorBall, Anthonyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSole, Brian Michaelen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-11T12:50:26Z
dc.date.available2014-11-11T12:50:26Z
dc.date.issued1997en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 170-179.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractPolypropylene is an extremely versatile polymer because its properties can be modified to meet specific requirements. The use of polypropylene in domestic and automobile applications has initiated research focused on the tribological behaviour of the material. In the present study, polypropylene grades have been subjected to both mild and severe abrasive wear conditions with specific emphasis on the surface property of scratch resistance. The experimental work has covered the effect of polymer crystallinity, mineral fillers, and the nature of the abrasive counterface on the wear behaviour of polypropylene. The wear behaviours of polymethylmethacrylate, polycarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, and high density polyethylene have been determined for comparative purposes. The abrasive wear rates have been measured and the material deformation and removal mechanisms have been identified and characterised in terms of the physical properties of the polymer and the individual fillers, and in terms of the macroscopic mechanical behaviour of the filled composite materials. Investigative techniques used in this study included mechanical testing, optical and scanning electron microscopy, surface profilometry, and differential scanning calorimetry. Under two-body abrasive wear conditions, the unfilled and modified polypropylene materials exhibit a ductile mode of material deformation and removal.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationSole, B. M. (1997). <i>The abrasive wear behaviour of mineral-filled polypropylene</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9545en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSole, Brian Michael. <i>"The abrasive wear behaviour of mineral-filled polypropylene."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 1997. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9545en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSole, B. 1997. The abrasive wear behaviour of mineral-filled polypropylene. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Sole, Brian Michael AB - Polypropylene is an extremely versatile polymer because its properties can be modified to meet specific requirements. The use of polypropylene in domestic and automobile applications has initiated research focused on the tribological behaviour of the material. In the present study, polypropylene grades have been subjected to both mild and severe abrasive wear conditions with specific emphasis on the surface property of scratch resistance. The experimental work has covered the effect of polymer crystallinity, mineral fillers, and the nature of the abrasive counterface on the wear behaviour of polypropylene. The wear behaviours of polymethylmethacrylate, polycarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, and high density polyethylene have been determined for comparative purposes. The abrasive wear rates have been measured and the material deformation and removal mechanisms have been identified and characterised in terms of the physical properties of the polymer and the individual fillers, and in terms of the macroscopic mechanical behaviour of the filled composite materials. Investigative techniques used in this study included mechanical testing, optical and scanning electron microscopy, surface profilometry, and differential scanning calorimetry. Under two-body abrasive wear conditions, the unfilled and modified polypropylene materials exhibit a ductile mode of material deformation and removal. DA - 1997 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1997 T1 - The abrasive wear behaviour of mineral-filled polypropylene TI - The abrasive wear behaviour of mineral-filled polypropylene UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9545 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/9545
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSole BM. The abrasive wear behaviour of mineral-filled polypropylene. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 1997 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9545en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Materials Engineeringen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherMaterials Engineeringen_ZA
dc.titleThe abrasive wear behaviour of mineral-filled polypropyleneen_ZA
dc.typeDoctoral Thesis
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