Adhesive wear and frictional behaviour of multilayered polyester composite based on betelnut fiber mats under wet contact conditions

Yousif, B. F. and Devadas, Alvin and Yusaf, Talal (2009) Adhesive wear and frictional behaviour of multilayered polyester composite based on betelnut fiber mats under wet contact conditions. Surface Review and Letters, 16 (3). pp. 407-414. ISSN 0218-625X

Abstract

In the current study, a multilayered polyester composite based on betelnut fiber mats is fabricated. The adhesive wear and frictional performance of the composite was studied against a smooth stainless steel at different sliding distances (0−6.72 km) and applied loads (20−200N) at 2.8m/s sliding velocity. Variations in specific wear rate and friction coefficient were evaluated at two different orientations of fiber mat; namely parallel (P–O) and normal (N–O). Results obtained were presented against sliding distance. The worn surfaces of the composite were studied using an optical microscope. The effect of the composite sliding on the stainless steel counterface roughness was investigated. The results revealed that the wear performance of betelnut fiber reinforced polyester (BFRP) composite under wet contact condition was highly dependent on test parameters and fiber mat orientation. The specific wear rate performance for each orientation showed an inverse relationship to sliding distance. BFRP composite in N–O exhibited better wear performance compared with P–O. However, the friction coefficient in N–O was higher than that in P–O at lower range of applied load. The predominant wear mechanism was debonding of fiber with no pullout or ploughing. Moreover, at higher applied loads, microand macrocracking and fracture were observed in the resinous region.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version unavailable.
Depositing User: Dr Talal Yusaf
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2009 23:21
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 06:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: multilayered composite; polyester; betelnut fiber mats; orientation; operating parameters; adhesive wear and friction
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091004 Machining
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091005 Manufacturing Management
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091203 Compound Semiconductors
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091003 Machine Tools
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1142/S0218625X09012792
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5364

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