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Effect of sliding speed on friction and wear of uni-directional aramid fibre-phenolic resin composite

Sinha, SK and Biswas, SK (1995) Effect of sliding speed on friction and wear of uni-directional aramid fibre-phenolic resin composite. In: Journal of Materials Science (full set), 30 (9). pp. 2430-2437.

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Abstract

A previous study on the tribological performance of a compression-moulded aramid fibre-phenolic resin composite, containing 30% continuous fibre, showed that this composite provides a reasonable combination of the friction coefficient and wear rate to be used as a friction component, such as a brake shoe. In the present work, the effect of sliding speed on the friction and wear behaviour of this composite has been investigated. The sliding experiments were conducted in a speed range of 0.1-6 m s(-1) at two normal pressure levels of 1.0 and 4.9 MPa. The coefficient of friction was found to be stable over a wide range of sliding speeds and normal pressures. The wear of the composite was found to be insensitive to changes in the speed in the higher speed range. The results have been supplemented with scanning electron micrographs to help understand possible friction and wear mechanisms.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 05:08
Last Modified: 19 May 2011 05:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37706

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