Wear behavior of polyaryletherketones (PAEK) under multidirectional sliding and fretting conditions Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright (2014) by the Society of Plastics Engineers All rights reserved. Fretting is said to occur when mutually loaded contacts move relative to one another with nominally small displacements. The resulting stick slip between asperities causes cracks to nucleate at the surface and may eventually lead to catastrophic part failure. Furthermore, prediction of how a material might respond to such a scenario is challenging due the overall complexity of the process. The polyaryletherketone (PAEK) family of thermoplastics has been increasingly used in such fretting environments, but few studies exist regarding their fretting behavior. In this study, a custom built multi-axis tribometer has been shown to replicate fretting of PAEK in a pin on flat configuration. The experimentation and analysis has provided new insights into this phenomenon.

published proceedings

  • Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Laux, K. A., Sue, H. J., & Bremner, T.

complete list of authors

  • Laux, KA||Sue, HJ||Bremner, T

publication date

  • January 2014