Dry Sliding Wear of Intra-Layer Curaua/Basalt Polyester Composites under Varying PV Conditions
T. Premkumar1, I. Siva2, Sandro C Amico3, J.T Winowlin Jappes4
1T. Premkumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2I. Siva, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Sandro C Amico, Department of Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul POA/RS, Brazil.
4J.T Winowlin Jappes, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 03 December 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 331-333 | Volume-9 Issue-2S2 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10471292S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B1047.1292S219
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Abstract: An investigational analysis was conducted to study the effect of basalt/curaua hybrid composite focusing on wear properties. The hybrid composites are fabricated by resin transfer molding and the tests are conducted by pin on disk as per ASTM G99. Basalt/Curaua relative fiber weight percentage as 0/100,40/60, 60/40, 100/0 are fabricated and analyzed for abrasion wear resistance. Specimens are tested for the load of 50N at 1 m/s using Pin on Disc wear testing machine by varying abrading distance. Worn out surfaces of the abraded composites are studied by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier- transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Roughness of the worn and pure surfaces is also accounted to measure significance of hybridization on tribological properties of the hybrid composites. Result shows that coefficient of friction is increasing in higher the curaua fiber in hybrid composites. Morphology evident the wear mechanism and internal compatibility of hybrid fibers.
Keywords: Basalt Fiber, Hybrid Composite, Dry Sliding Wear, SEM.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials