English Abstract

Tribology (The Science and Technology of Friction, Wear and Lubrication)
-The Elementary Knowledge to Application, and the Latest Progress-
5. Wear Mechanisms(1)

Yoshitaka UCHIYAMA
Professor Emeritus, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2017),90(8),395-400 General Review in Japanese

To extend the wear lives of tribomaterials, the proper control of wear rate is desired. The description of wear rates is shown at the first portion. The fundamental wear mechanisms for rubbers and polymeric materials, such as abrasive wear and adhesive wear, are explained in this paper.

Keywords: Wear, Description of Wear Rates, Rubber, Polymeric Materials, Wear Mechanisms