Tribological investigation

Fiber reinforced Composite Materials is widely used for automotive and aeronautical industry applications due to its improved properties. In this paper, the tribological properties of the Carbon Epoxy Composites with 5%of SiC and 10% of SiC which were added separately and it has been investigated experimentally by the dry sliding wear test using the Pin-on-Disc type wear test rig.

The parameters Sliding Speed(S), Applied Load (L) and Sliding Distance (D) which were considered for the experimental investigation and evaluated the dry sliding wear characteristics of composites.

For different progressive loads and sliding velocity conditions higher wear loss was noted. The coefficient of friction values from the result shown the increased value with add in load and also sliding velocity. It was compared that the Carbon Epoxy Composites containing SiC Fillers having lower Coefficient of Friction than plain Carbon Epoxy Composites.

From the observations maximum wear resistance were found and discussed, also some of the wear data are discussed with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analyses.

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Thu, 14/04/2011 - 19:18