Wet adhesive wear characteristics of untreated oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester and treated oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester composites using the pin-on-disc and block-on-ring techniques

Yousif, B. F. and El-Tayeb, N. S. M. (2010) Wet adhesive wear characteristics of untreated oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester and treated oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester composites using the pin-on-disc and block-on-ring techniques. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 224 (2). pp. 123-131. ISSN 1350-6501

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Abstract

This article presents an investigation on the wear and friction characteristics of oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester (OPRP) composites sliding against a polished stainless steel counterface under wet contact conditions.Two different types of OPRP composites were fabricated, which were based on treated and untreated oil palm fibres (treated oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester (T-OPRP) and untreated oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester (UT-OPRP), respectively). The experiments were conducted using two different techniques, pin-on-disc (POD) and block-on-ring (BOR), integrated into the same tribo-machine. The tests were conducted at different rotational speeds (500 and 700 r/min) and 50N applied load for different durations (10–60 min). The specific wear rate (Ws) and the friction coefficient were presented as a function of sliding distance. The morphology of the worn surfaces was observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the damage features were characterized. The results revealed that treating oil palm fibres has a significant effect on the wear and frictional performance of OPRP composites. Treating the oil palm fibres enhanced the wear properties of polyester by about 35–52 and 65–75 per cent in the case of the POD and BOR techniques, respectively. The observations on the worn surfaces showed various features of the damages such as debonding and breakage of fibres in the UT-OPRP composite.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: License to Publish Agreement signed. © Yousif,El-Tayeb 2010. The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, v. 224(2), pp.123-131, 2010, DOI 10.1243/13506501JET655].
Depositing User: Dr Belal Yousif
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2010 07:44
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 03:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: oil palm fibres, treatment, wear and friction, wet testing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1243/13506501JET655
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8315

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