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Two-body abrasive wear behavior of particulate filled polyamide66/polypropylene nanocomposites

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  • B. Suresha,

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    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore 570008, Karnataka, India
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, The National Institute of Engineering, Visesvaraya Technological University-Begaum. Mysore 570008, Karnataka, India
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  • B. N. Ravi Kumar

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore 560004, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

An experimental characterization of the abrasive wear behavior of clay and clay plus short carbon fiber filled polyamide66/polypropylene (PA66/PP) nanocomposites has been investigated. Two-body abrasive wear studies were carried out using pin-on-disc wear tester under multi-pass condition against the water proof silicon carbide abrasive paper. It was observed that the clay reinforcement is detrimental to the abrasive wear resistance of PA66/PP blend. A combination of clay and short carbon fiber in PA66/PP blend improved the abrasive wear performance than those of clay filled PA66/PP nanocomposites. Further, on the basis of microscopic observation of the worn surfaces, dominant wear mechanisms were discussed. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2011

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