Tribological Behavior of Polytetrafluoroethylene and Its Composites Using the Taguchi Method


  • Nilesh Sadaphal Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sanjivani College of Engineering (SPPU, Pune), Maharashtra, India
  • Yogesh Bhavsar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sanjivani College of Engineering, Maharashtra, India



Polytetraethylene (PTFE), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Taguchi Method, Wear, Signal to Noise Ratio


The frictional and wear characteristics of polymer materials and their composites, particularly bearing materials, are studied in this paper. The study was achieved by inspecting a wide range of process parameters such as load, sliding distance, and sliding velocity. Optimization of experimentation was done using the Taguchi approach. The experimentation work was carried out on a Pin-on-disc machine. The ANOVA method was used to analyze the experimental results, which were then represented using tables and graphs. The wear analysis of the composite PTFE was studied with the help of Signal-to-Noise ratio and multiple regression analysis, which strongly indicates that the wear of a polymer material is greatly influenced by blending filler materials.


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How to Cite

Sadaphal, N., & Bhavsar, Y. (2023). Tribological Behavior of Polytetrafluoroethylene and Its Composites Using the Taguchi Method. Asian Review of Mechanical Engineering, 12(2), 15–18.