Singh, Narish and Rilling, Dirk and Yousif, B. F. (2010) Kenaf fibers for tribo-thermoplastic composites. In: IMECE 2009: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 13-19 Nov 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL. United States.
In the present work, wear and frictional characteristics of thermoplastic epoxy resin reinforced with treated kenaf fiber (T-KFRE) is investigated. The T-KFRE composite was tested against smooth stainless steel using a block on disc (BOD) apparatus at 2.8m/s sliding velocity and variable applied loads (10-60N) and sliding distance (0- 2.7km). The T-KFRE was investigated under Parallel (PO) in relation to sliding direction. Adhesive wear results revealed that T-KFRE has a superior and high degree of wear resistance when slid against a stainless steel counter face in comparison to neat epoxy. The friction coefficient varied between the ranges of 0.35 and 0.65 in relative to sliding distance of up to 2.7 km. SEM study showed different wear mechanism such as pitting, delamination, breakage and micro cracks especially for lighter applied loads. Meanwhile, heavier loads showed less damage to the surface, which in turn exhibited, better wear performance and frictional characteristics.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||IMECE2009-10167. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. This paper is Copyright © 2009 by ASME.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||kenaf fiber; thermoplastic epoxy resin|
|Depositing User:||Dr Belal Yousif|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2010 11:48|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:02|
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