Effect of water as lubricant on friction and wear properties of CGRP composite evaluated by POD and BOR techniques

Yousif, B. F. and El-Tayeb, N. S. M. (2007) Effect of water as lubricant on friction and wear properties of CGRP composite evaluated by POD and BOR techniques. Surface Review and Letters, 14 (2). pp. 185-191. ISSN 0218-625X


In the current decade, introducing water as a lubricant for tribo-engineering materials has become a concern for many researchers. In the present study, the wear and friction characteristics of a polyester (CGRP) composite reinforced with a chopped glass mat (CSM) 450 g/m2 was
investigated under dry and wet conditions against a polished, stainless steel counterface. Two techniques known as Pin on Disc (POD) and Block on Ring (BOR) were used to perform the experimental tests. The tests were conducted on a newly developed machine that could carry
out both techniques. The effects of the applied load (30, 50, 70, 100N), sliding velocity (2.8 and 3.9m/s), and test duration (5–30min) on wear rates and the coefficients of friction were investigated. Under dry conditions, the temperature of the interface was measured with an infrared
thermometer. Worn surface morphologies of the composite were observed with a scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and damage features were characterized. The results showed that the test technique and conditions had significant influences on the wear and friction performance
of the CGRP composite. The presence of water as a lubricant enhanced the wear and friction
characteristics of the composite as determined by both POD and BOR, and the SEM micrographs demonstrated several damage features under dry/wet conditions, e.g., deformation, as well as fiber peeling, cracking, and cutting.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 06:24
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: CGRP; new machine; wet; dry; wear; friction
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
02 Physical Sciences > 0204 Condensed Matter Physics > 020406 Surfaces and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1142/S0218625X07009244
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8661

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