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Wear Study on Basalt, Flax and Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Phenolic Composites

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Fiber reinforced polymer composites exhibits excellent mechanical and tribological properties. Due to this reason they are used in many engineering applications such as transmission and brake systems. In the present study, the wear mechanism of flax and basalt fibers reinforced phenolic composites were studied by using a pin on disc wear tester. The sliding conditions such as sliding velocity and normal force are varied from 0.1 to 0.5 m/s and 9.81 N to 49.04 N respectively. The wear map of worn out specimens were analyzed using wear mechanism map developed by using Fuzzy Clustering Method. Scanning Electron microscopy photographs were examined and wear map is correlated. Different wear mechanisms that dominated a particular wear regime were discussed in this paper.
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Keywords: BASALT AND FLAX REINFORCED COMPOSITES; BRAKE PAD MATERIAL; FUZZY CLUSTERING METHOD; PHENOLIC RESIN COMPOSITES; WEAR MECHANISM MAPS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2018

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  • Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research (JAMR) provides a forum for rapid dissemination of important developments in high-resolution microscopy techniques to image, characterize and analyze man-made and natural samples; to study physicochemical phenomena such as abrasion, adhesion, corrosion and friction; to perform micro and nanofabrication, lithography, patterning, micro and nanomanipulation; theory and modeling, as well as their applications in all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.
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