Sliding Wear Behavior of Glass Fibre Reinforced $TiO_2$ Filled Epoxy Resin Composite

Aggarwal, Tarun (2009) Sliding Wear Behavior of Glass Fibre Reinforced $TiO_2$ Filled Epoxy Resin Composite. BTech thesis.



Glass fiber reinforced polymer composites find widespread applications these days in hostile environment due to their several advantages like high wear resistance, strength-to-weight ratio and low cost. The performance of the composites can further be improved by adding particulate fillers to them. To this end, this work successfully uses TiO2 as a filler material in polymer. The present work includes the processing, characterization and study of the sliding wear behaviour of a series of such $TiO_2$ filled short glass-epoxy composites. It further outlines a methodology based on Taguchi’s experimental design approach to make a parametric analysis of sliding wear behaviour. The systematic experimentation leads to determination of significant process parameters and material variables that predominantly influence the wear rate.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Composite Materials,Sliding Wear,epoxy Resin,Glass Fibre,TiO2
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Metallurgical and Materials Science > Composites
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:1017
Deposited By:Tarun Aggarwal
Deposited On:15 May 2009 11:40
Last Modified:13 Jun 2012 17:03
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Supervisor(s):Biswas, S

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