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Wear Characteristics of Epoxy Resin Based Composites Reinforced With Aloe Fibers in Combination with Al2O3/SiC
, Singh R, Dogra S.
Published in Elsevier BV
Volume: 5
Issue: 5
Pages: 12649 - 12656
Growing environmental concerns and regulations have shifted the designer's choice from synthetic fiber reinforced composites and plastics to natural fiber composites. The applications of natural fibers composites include packaging, decking, interior panels and furniture. Explaining the advantages and opportunities of natural fibers, there is a need to further observe the possibilities of new fibers to be used as reinforcements in polymer composites for mechanical and tribological applications. This study involves specimen preparations according to pre-studied testing, and then undergoing tests such as friction, wear using reciprocating wear test machine. The fiber used in this experimental study is Aloe fibers. Samples are made with taking specified percentages of fibers with Epoxy resin, Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3), and Silicon Carbide (SiC) powder. From the result, it is observed that by adding Al2O3 and SiC, wear rate of hybrid composite is improved. There is no significant work done on these fibers and hence, the work is an attempt to prepare and study the samples accordingly. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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