Wear Behavior of Short Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite with Nanoclay Modification
Aidah Jumahat1, Jamaliah Md Said2, Tengku Faizuddin T Mohd Azmi3, Mohamed Adzummar Hakim Abdull Adziz4
1Aidah Jumahat*, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA/Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Jamaliah Md Said, faculty of Mechanical Enigineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Johor, Kampus Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.
3Tengku Faizuddin T Mohd Azmi, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia.
4Mohamed Adzummar Hakim Abdull Adziz, 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: 6769-6774 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5220118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5220.118419

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Abstract: This study is aimed to evaluate the effect of nanoclay incorporation on wear properties of short glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite. Three different nanoclay contents of 1.0, 3.0 and 5.0wt% were dispersed into epoxy resin using a three-roll mill machine. The fibers were dispersed using mechanical mixer machine. Dry sliding and abrasive wear tests were conducted using pin-on-disc and abrasive resistance tribometer, respectively. The tests were conducted under 30N load and at 300rpm speed for 10000m sliding distance. The addition of nanoclay filler in epoxy polymer has shown improvement towards wear properties of GFRP composite, of up to 65% and 45% under dry sliding and abrasive wear resistance, respectively. The nanoclay appears to improve the microstructural strength leading to better load carrying capacity of the composite, advancing its effect as secondary reinforcement to the polymer composite.
Keywords: Fiber Reinforced Composites, Nanoclay, Dry Sliding, Abrasive.
Scope of the Article:  Composite Materials.