Correlation between frictional force, interface temperature and specific wear rate of fibre polymer composites

Arhaim, Y. H and Shalwan, A. and Yousif, B. F. (2013) Correlation between frictional force, interface temperature and specific wear rate of fibre polymer composites. International Conference on Advanced Materials Research , 685 (685). pp. 45-49.

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Abstract

Friction is classified as the main dominant element having an adverse influence on materials' lifespan and performance. Friction between any sliding contacts is continually accompanied by heat generation and shear force. The surface deterioration produces destruction in the component and reduced the life expectancy of the components. The shear force and/or the frictional heat are seen to be the main reasons causing occurrence of the wear on surfaces and the wear removal during adhesion wear loading. In the current paper, a comprehensive experiments and observation were made to correlate the three main elements of tribology (friction, temperature, and weight loss) to epoxy and its composites based on glass and kenaf fibres. The tests were conducted in adhesive wear loading conditions against stainless steel counterface under dry contact conditions. SEM was performed to categorize the damage features of both composites. The results revealed that the interface temperature has more influence on the wear behaviour of both composites than the friction coefficient. Different destructive features were observed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Paper presented at: 3rd International Conference on Advanced Materials Research, ICAMR 2013; Dubai; United Arab Emirates 19-20 Jan 2013
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 06:59
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2014 05:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural fibres; synthetic fibres; interface temperature; frictional force; adhesive wear
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: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.685.45
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22346

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