Adhesive wear of thermoplastic composite based on kenaf fibres

Singh, N. and Yousif, B. F. and Rilling, D. (2011) Adhesive wear of thermoplastic composite based on kenaf fibres. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 225 (2). pp. 101-109. ISSN 1350-6501


In this work, adhesive wear and frictional characteristics of thermoplastic treated kenaf fibre-reinforced polyurethane (T-KFRP) is investigated. The T-KFRP composite was tested against stainless-steel counterface using a block-on-disc apparatus. The effects of applied loads
and sliding distance on the wear and frictional performance of the composite were studied. In addition to that, the fibre orientation, parallel orientation, anti-parallel orientation (AP-O), and normal orientation with respect to the sliding direction on the composite performance were
considered. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to observe the damage features on the worn surface of the composite. Adhesive wear results revealed that T-KFRP (in AP-O) has a high degree of wear resistance compared to neat polyurethane. SEM observations showed different
wear mechanisms such as fibre detachment, pitting, delaminating, and micro-cracks.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 03:19
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 04:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: adhesive wear; natural fibre; thermoplastic composites
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
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/2041305X10394053

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