# Dry wear studies on glass-fiber-reinforced epoxy composites

Ramesh, R and Kishore, * and Rao, RMVGK (1983) Dry wear studies on glass-fiber-reinforced epoxy composites. In: Wear, 89 (2). pp. 131-136.

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## Abstract

Continuous glass-fibre-reinforced epoxy composites were fabricated and their wear behaviour was studied. A rapid drop in the wear loss occurred with an increase in the sliding speed for the pure epoxy resin while the reinforced sample exhibited a mild decrease, a flat region and then a rise. Optical microscopy examination indicates that the higher wear loss for the composite at higher speeds could be due to loss of glass fibres. The variation in the coefficient of friction, $\mu$, with load and sliding speed was studied. Both the epoxy resin and the composite show a marked dependence of $\mu$ on load, which includes a peak. The pure epoxy resin showed no significant dependence of the coefficient of friction on sliding speed whereas the composite shows a peak value, thereby emphasizing the important role of the reinforcing fibres.

Item Type: Journal Article Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy) 03 Apr 2008 19 Sep 2010 04:43 http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/13352