Study and Optimization of Erosive Behavior of Carbon Black–Epoxy Polymer Composites Using Taguchi Method
In recent years, composites have garnered a huge interest as a possible structural material for their low-cost, lightweight, ease of processing and biodegradability. Aiming at the increased rate of utilization of waste products, the present study has been undertaken to develop a polymer matrix composite to study the erosive properties. Carbon black is an elemental form of carbon having larger specific area ratio which is used as reinforcing filler for various tires and rubber products. In this paper, varying weight percentages of carbon black (1, 3, and 5 wt %) were taken as filler in the epoxy thermosetting polymer to prepare carbon black–epoxy polymer composite. Hand lay-up technique was employed to fabricate the composite. The erosion wear properties were studied at different parameters, and the results obtained were discussed.
KeywordsCarbon black Epoxy Polymer composite Taguchi
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