Tribo performance of T-BFRP composite subjected to dry/wet contact conditions

Nirmal, Umar and Hashim, Jamil and Rilling, Dirk and Brevern, P. V. and Yousif, B. F. (2012) Tribo performance of T-BFRP composite subjected to dry/wet contact conditions. In: Natural polymers, biopolymers, biomaterials, and their composites, blends, and IPNs. Advances in Materials Science (2). Apple Academic Press (CRC Press), Toronto, Canada, pp. 311-325. ISBN 978-1-9268-9516-1


Recently, new and more stringent environmental regulations coupled with the depletion of oil resources have evoked a concern among researchers to find a substitute for synthetic fibers in polymeric composites (Yousif and El-Tayeb, 2008a). As an alternative, natural fibers are becoming an attractive alternative due to their advantages
over the synthetics such as recyclability, biodegradability, renewability, low cost, light weight, high specific mechanical properties, and low density (Corbiere et al., 2001; Gowda et al., 1999; Joshi et al., 2004; Yousif and El-Tayeb, 2008a; Wambua et al., 2003). Nowadays, applications of natural fiber reinforced polymeric composites can be found in housing construction material, industrial and automotive parts (Baiardo et al., 2004; Huda et al., 2008; Liu et al., 2004; Nishino et al., 2003).

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2012 Apple Academic Press. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2013 04:23
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodegradable materials; polymeric composites; building materials; automobile parts
Fields of Research : 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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1201/b13117-28

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