Polyester composite based on betelnut fibre for tribological applications

Yousif, B. F. and Lau, Saijod T. W. and McWilliam, S. (2010) Polyester composite based on betelnut fibre for tribological applications. Tribology International, 43 (1-2). pp. 503-511. ISSN 0301-679X


A polyester composite based on betelnut fibres was fabricated and its adhesive wear and frictional performance studied using a block on disk machine at different applied loads and sliding distances at 2.8 m/s sliding velocity under dry/wet contact conditions. SEM was used to study worn surface morphology. The results revealed that betelnut fibre reinforced polyester (BFRP) composite had better wear and frictional performance under wet contact condition compared to dry. The wear mechanism of the BFRP composite was predominated by micro and macro-cracks in the polyester regions and debonding of fibres.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held. Published Version cannot be deposited.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 12:12
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 03:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural fibres; polymeric composites; tribological applications
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
10 Technology > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100399 Industrial Biotechnology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2009.08.006
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8309

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