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Mechanical and abrasive wear behavior of glass and basalt fabric-reinforced epoxy composites

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  • Chelliah Anand Chairman,

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    1. Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli 620015, India
    • Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli 620015, India
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  • Subramani Palani Kumaresh Babu

    1. Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli 620015, India
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Abstract

Multipass two-body abrasive wear behavior of basalt and glass fabric-reinforced epoxy composites have been carried out by using a pin-on-disc machine. Basalt and glass fabric-reinforced epoxy composites have been fabricated by hand layup technique. The mechanical properties of basalt and glass fabric reinforced epoxy composites were evaluated. Abrasive wear performance was evaluated at ambient temperature using 400 grade Silicon Carbide paper as a counter face. The elemental compositions of fabricated composites were quantitatively analyzed by using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The abrading wear mechanisms have also been studied by worn surface analysis using scanning electron microscopy. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2013

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