Tribological testing of peroxide cured HNBR with different MWCNT and silica contents under dry sliding and rolling conditions against steel

D. Felhös, J. Karger-Kocsis, D. Xu

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The sliding, and rolling friction and wear behaviors of peroxide cured hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) with 10 and 30 parts per hundred rubber (phr) multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) and silica, respectively, were investigated. Mechanical properties (hardness, tensile modulus, ultimate tensile strength and strain, tear strength) of the rubbers were determined. Dynamic-mechanical thermal analysis was also performed and the apparent crosslink density estimated. Tribological properties were investigated in pin (steel)-on-plate (rubber), with roller (steel)-on-plate (rubber), with oscillating steel cylinder on rubber plate (Fretting) and with rolling ball (steel)-on-plate (rubber) (RBPP) test configurations. Coefficient of friction and specific wear rate (Ws) of the HNBR systems were determined. It was established that the resistance to wear increases with increasing filler content, and the incorporation of MWCNT was more advantageous than silica from the viewpoint of dry sliding and rolling performance. The friction and wear characteristics strongly depended on the test configurations. The worn surface of the HNBR systems was inspected in scanning electron microscope to conclude the typical wear mechanisms which were discussed accordingly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2840-2851
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 5 2008



  • Carbon nanotube
  • Nanocomposites
  • Reinforcement
  • Rubber
  • Silicas
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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