Chopped Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites : Effect of Nanoclay on Adhesive and Abrasive Wear Properties
Aidah Jumahat1, Norhashidah Manap2, Anis Adilah Abu Talib3, Tg Faizuddin Tg Mohd Azmi4
1Aidah Jumahat, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA/Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Norhashidah Manap, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Terengganu, Kampus Bukit Besi, Malaysia.
3Anis Adillah Abu Taib, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA/Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
4Tg Faizuddin Tg Mohd Azmi, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA/Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 6836-6841 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5201118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5201.118419
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Abstract: The present work investigates the wear properties of nanoclay-modified carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites when sliding under adhesive and abrasive wear. The specimens were fabricated using epoxy resin, short carbon fiber, and nanoclay filler of 1.0wt%, 3.0wt%, and 5.0wt% content. The wear tests were conducted using pin-on-disc and abrasion resistance test rig for adhesive and abrasive wear condition, respectively. Operating parameters were fixed at 30N load, 300rpm speed and 10km distance for both tests. Pure CFRP composite exhibited lower wear performance compared to pure epoxy in both test conditions. However, with nanoclay incorporation, the wear properties of CFRP composite have improved up to 56% and 44% under adhesive and abrasive wear, respectively. Therefore, the composite reinforced polymer of carbon fiber and nanoclay filler in epoxy matrix provides a synergistic effect under adhesive and abrasive wear conditions. The experimental findings suggest that the CFRP composite has the potential for tribological components and application such as sliding-contact and rolling-contact bearings.
Keywords: Carbon fiber; Nanoclay; Adhesion; Abrasion; Wear rate.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials.