INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA EN POLIMEROS Y NANOTECNOLOGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Wear resistance and friction behavior of thermoset matrix reinforced with Musaccae fiber bundles
CARLOS CORREA; BENTANCOURT S; ANALIA VAZQUEZ; GAÑAN PIEDAD
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2015 vol. 87 p. 57 - 64
Fiber bundles from agricultural residues are promising sources of reinforcement for composite materials due to their technical and economic advantages. This work aims to compare the effect of variation of the ﬁber size, resin type and curing agent on friction and wear behavior of polymer matrix composites reinforced with ﬁber bundles obtained from Musaceae rachis. A pin on disc test equipment was used to study sliding of composites andsteelascounterbodywith ﬁxedtestparameters.SEMimageswereusedtoidentifythewearmechanisms. Results show that the wear resistance of composites is better than neat resin and increases when ﬁber size is reduced. The main wear mechanisms evidenced in all samples were adhesion, surface fatigue and crazing.