Abrasive wear behaviour of epoxy composite based on kenaf fibres

Yousif, B. F. and Yusaf, Talal (2010) Abrasive wear behaviour of epoxy composite based on kenaf fibres. In: ASIATRIB 2010: Frontiers in Tribology - Knowledge and Friendship, 5-9 Dec 2010, Perth, Australia.

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Recently, there are wide researches on the possibility of using natural fibres as reinforcement for polymeric composites. One of the most promising natural fibres is kenaf fibre, which has high interfacial adhesion with synthetic matrix, and great specific tensile modulus [1]. Few attempts have been made to study the effect of oil palm, coir, or betelnut fibres [2, 3], on tribological characteristics of polyester composites. In those works, the composites exhibited very poor wear performance. due to the poor interfacial adhesion of the fibres with the matrix leading to pulling out of the fibres during the sliding. In the current work, the effect of high interfacial adhesion kenaf fibre on the abrasive wear performance of epoxy composite was studied under abrasive loading conditions. The worn surfaces were examined using SEM.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Only abstracts, published in the conference proceedings, as supplied here.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 06:39
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: abrasive wear; epoxy composite; kenaf fibres
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8697

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