Properties of self-reinforced ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene composites.

  title={Properties of self-reinforced ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene composites.},
  author={Meng Deng and Shalaby W. Shalaby},
  volume={18 9},
The physical properties of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre/UHMWPE matrix composites have been characterized. It was found that the tensile strength and modulus, and creep resistance, were significantly increased after incorporating UHMWPE fibres into a UHMWPE matrix. The longitudinal tensile strength of the resulting self-reinforced composite increased with fibre content, according to the law of mixtures. The transverse strength did not change for fibre content of up to… CONTINUE READING