Friction and wear of rubber/epoxy composites
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The sliding wear rate and frictional coefficient of epoxy/rubber or epoxy/rubber/aluminium oxide composites were measured against themselves as a wear rate. The observed wear rate-sliding velocity data appear to be explicable by a recently proposed fatigue-shear model based on damage accumulation physics. The proposed equation seems to explain both dry and wet friction (water lubricant) environments. The microstructural features of a worn surface were examined using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and related to the measured tribological data.
KeywordsOxide Polymer Electron Microscope Scanning Electron Microscope Wear Rate
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