Design of film thickness instrument for fibre polymer composites tribological experiments

Yousif, B. F. and Al-Haddad, A. and Alotaibi, J. GH. and Yusaf, T. F. (2014) Design of film thickness instrument for fibre polymer composites tribological experiments. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 9 (2). pp. 154-166. ISSN 1823-4690

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New technique to measure film thickness in tribological experiments is presented in the current study. The technique is based on strain gauges circuit fixed on a lever of the block on ring (BOR) machine. Conversion of strain gauge readings was made to determine the film thickness values. For testing purposes, experiments were conducted using the new machine to investigate the wear performance of glass/polyester composites. The tests were performed against aluminium counterface at different applied loads (0.5 N to 3 N) for 10 minutes sliding time under wet contact conditions. From the results, the new technique highly assisted to analyise the tribological results. The SEM showed different damage features.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © School of Engineering, Taylor's University. Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2014 23:55
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 05:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: composites; design; film thickness; tribology
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099902 Engineering Instrumentation
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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