The influence of fibre orientation on tribological performance of jute fibre reinforced epoxy composites considering different mat orientations

Alshammari, F. Z. and Saleh, K. H. and Yousif, B. F. and Alajmi, A. and Shalwan, A. and Alotaibi, J. G. (2018) The influence of fibre orientation on tribological performance of jute fibre reinforced epoxy composites considering different mat orientations. Tribology in Industry, 40 (3). pp. 335-348. ISSN 0354-8996

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In this study, hand lay-up technique was used to fabricate epoxy composite based on jute fibre mates. Three different orientations were considered in the fabrication of the composites. The characteristics of the
material removal from the surface of the composite due to sliding condition was investigated. Different applied loads were considered to gain different shear force in the interface. Scanning electron microscopy
was used to examine the influence of the shear force on the interaction between the fibre and the resin after sliding at different orientations. The outcome would be significantly contributed to the knowledge of
composite science and tribology. The main findings of the work was that fibre orientation has very significant influence of the wear and frictional performance of jute fibre reinforced epoxy composites. Sliding distance
controls the running in and steady state wear behaviour of the composites especially when the composite was tested in parallel and antiparallel orientations. Wear resistance of the composites found to be
better in the antiparallel orientation followed by parallel and then normal. Jute fibres gave very promising results to replace glass fibres for the same composites at the same operating conditions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: All papers are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 05:24
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 05:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: epoxy composite; jute fibre; shear force; wear; frictional performance
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.24874/ti.2018.40.03.01

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