Adhesive wear characteristics of natural fiber-reinforced composites

Yousif, Belal F. (2012) Adhesive wear characteristics of natural fiber-reinforced composites. In: Wear of advanced materials. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., London, United Kingdom, pp. 61-97. ISBN 978-1-84821-352-4

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In this chapter, glass fiber and palm oil fiber were selected as synthetic and natural reinforcements, respectively, for polyester composites. A hand lay-up technique was adopted in order to fabricate a chopped strand, mat glass fiber-reinforced polyester composite (FRPC). Meanwhile, a closed compressed mold was used to fabricate palm oil fiber-reinforced polyester (PORP) composites. Two PORP composites were developed based on untreated or treated (with 6% NaOH) palm oil fibers. These have been denoted UT-PORP and T-PORP composites, respectively. In addition, a neat polyester material was prepared to investigate the effect of each fiber on its tribo-performance.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © ISTE Ltd 2012. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher Ch 2.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 23:59
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural fibres; palm oil; adhesives; wear; biodegradable material
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
10 Technology > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100302 Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/9781118562093

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