Tribological studies of bamboo fibre reinforced epoxy composites using a BOD technique

Alajmi, Ayedh Eid and Alotaibi, Jasem Gh. and Yousif, B. F. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3847-5469 and Nirmal, Umar (2021) Tribological studies of bamboo fibre reinforced epoxy composites using a BOD technique. Polymers, 13:2444.

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Abstract

To reduce the emission of harmful materials into the ecosystem, researchers have been
exploring the potential of manufacturing polymeric composites based on natural fibres. Although the
large area of application of these materials has encouraged investigations of their performance under
various loading conditions, less research has been conducted on their tribological behaviour. Hence,
in this study, tribological tests were conducted on epoxy composites based on bamboo fibres. The
wear performance of bamboo fibre reinforced epoxy was tested using various operating parameters,
and the worn surfaces were examined using optical microscopy. The results revealed that the specific
wear rate of the composites reduced since the epoxy was reinforced with bamboo fibres. Scanning
electron microscopy analysis showed different wear mechanisms and damages.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 05:06
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 00:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: composites; friction and wear behaviour; tribological properties; reinforcement
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401708 Tribology
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13152444
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42859

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