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Title: Study of wear mechanism of chopped fiber reinforced epoxy composite filled with graphite and bronze
Authors: Patil, N.
Prasad, K.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018, Vol.1943, , pp.-
Abstract: The combined effect of graphite and sintered bronze with a short glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites was investigated in this work. A pin on disc wear test was carried out to study the wear behaviour and mechanism of the composites. The objective of this work is to develop an alternate friction resistance material for the application of sliding bearing. It was observed that the addition of sintered bronze improved mechanical and thermal stability of the composites as bronze has low contact resistance with graphite and has high thermal conductivity. It was observed from the test results that increased volume percentage of graphite and presence of bronze are play significant role in wear mechanism of the composites. It was observed from the scanning electronic microscopes (SEM) that the abrasive and adhesive wear mechanism was prominent in this study. It was also evident from the result that the frictional force remains stable irrespective of the applied normal load. � 2018 Author(s).
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