Friction, wear and lubrication of a poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogel

dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Mark E.en
dc.contributor.committeechairFurey, Michael J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEiss, Norman S. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLove, Brian J.en
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:46:03Zen
dc.date.adate2008-09-18en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:46:03Zen
dc.date.issued1996-12-05en
dc.date.rdate2008-09-18en
dc.date.sdate2008-09-18en
dc.description.abstractPoly(2-hydroxyethyl) methacrylate, (polyHEMA), hydrogels are synthesized for tribological study to investigate their potential for use as synthetic articular cartilage. A four factor, two level designed experiment was performed to evaluate friction and wear of polyHEMA. Tests were carried out using a friction and wear test device developed for biotribology research. The geometry consisted of a ball on flat; 6mm stainless steel ball and flat polyHEMA discs. Test factors were load, lubrication, hydration and material crosslink density. Linear oscillating sliding contact tests were performed on each polyHEMA disc for approximately 30 minutes per test. Friction coefficients found ranged from 0.05 to 1.7. Linear wear measured ranged from 0.02 mm to 1.32 mm.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentxi, 93 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-09182008-063516en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09182008-063516/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44828en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.F744.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 37320158en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectsynthetic articular cartilageen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.F744en
dc.titleFriction, wear and lubrication of a poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogelen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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