A study on mechanical and sliding wear behaviour of e-glass fibre reinforced epoxy composites

Kumar, Abhishek (2014) A study on mechanical and sliding wear behaviour of e-glass fibre reinforced epoxy composites. MTech thesis.



Due to increasing demand and widespread application of Fibre reinforced polymer (FRPs) composites, they have been used in a variety of application like aerospace, automotive, sports, ships and constructional work. Because of their several advantages such as relatively low cost of production light weight, easy to fabricate and superior strength to weight ratio. In the present work E-glass fibre is used as reinforcing agent with and without alumina filler. The objective of the present research work is to study the mechanical and abrasive wear behaviour of coated and uncoated E-glass fibre reinforced epoxy based composites. The effect of fibre loading and filler content on mechanical properties like hardness, tensile strength, flexural strength and impact strength of composites are studied. A robust design technique called Taguchi method is also used to determine the optimal condition for specific wear rate of the composites by considering different parameters. ANOVA study is also performed to study the effect of various factors on the sliding wear behaviour of the composites.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:E-glass fibre, Epoxy, Filler, Taguchi method
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:5528
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:18 Jul 2014 15:04
Last Modified:18 Jul 2014 15:04
Supervisor(s):Biswas, S

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