The effect of treatment on tribo-performance of CFRP composites

Yousif, Belal F. and Leong, Ong B. and Ong, Low K. and Jye, Wong K. (2009) The effect of treatment on tribo-performance of CFRP composites. Recent Patents on Materials Science, 2 (1). pp. 67-74. ISSN 1874-4648

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The aim of this project is to study the effects of chemical treatment on the tribo-performance of coir reinforced polyester (CFRP) composite. Alkaline treatment and bleaching method were used to perform the surface modification on the coir fibre. In order to investigate the wear performance of treated and untreated CFRP composites, the experimental works were conducted using Pin On Disc (POD) machine at different applied loads (10N, 20N, 30N) and constant rotational speed (2.8m/s). Debonding gap between the untreated coir fibre and matrix resulted in higher weight loss due to lack of protection from the fibres. The results revealed that tribo-performance of the CFRP composite depend on the test parameter and condition. Treated coir fibre exhibited better interfacial adhesion and improved the wear characteristic of the composites. Worn surfaces were observed by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and optical microscopy. The development of friction layer at the rubbing surface enhanced the interaction between the counterface and specimen. The present article discusses some important patents related to Tribo performance of CFRP Composites. - See more at:

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 05:17
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 06:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: coir fibre; polyester; chemical treatment; wear; friction layer
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.2174/1874464810902010067

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