Experimental determination of the life of oriented molecules of higher fatty acids under conditions of surface friction of polymers against steel

Research paper by A. A. Kut'kov

Indexed on: 01 Sep '65Published on: 01 Sep '65Published in: Mechanics of Composite Materials


It is shown that the life of boundary lubricants is much greater on polymers than on steel, and a hypothesis is put forward, and experimentally confirmed, to explain the causes of the breakdown of boundary lubricants on polymer and steel surfaces.