Kenaf fibers for tribo-thermoplastic composites

Singh, Narish and Rilling, Dirk and Yousif, B. F. (2010) Kenaf fibers for tribo-thermoplastic composites. In: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2009), 13-19 Nov 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL. United States.

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In the present work, wear and frictional characteristics of
thermoplastic epoxy resin reinforced with treated kenaf
fiber (T-KFRE) is investigated. The T-KFRE composite
was tested against smooth stainless steel using a block on
disc (BOD) apparatus at 2.8m/s sliding velocity and
variable applied loads (10-60N) and sliding distance (0-
2.7km). The T-KFRE was investigated under Parallel (PO)
in relation to sliding direction. Adhesive wear results
revealed that T-KFRE has a superior and high degree of
wear resistance when slid against a stainless steel counter
face in comparison to neat epoxy. The friction coefficient
varied between the ranges of 0.35 and 0.65 in relative to
sliding distance of up to 2.7 km. SEM study showed
different wear mechanism such as pitting, delamination,
breakage and micro cracks especially for lighter applied
loads. Meanwhile, heavier loads showed less damage to
the surface, which in turn exhibited, better wear
performance and frictional characteristics.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2010 by ASME. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2010 11:48
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 01:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: kenaf fiber; thermoplastic epoxy resin
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2009-10167

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