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A Study on Tribological Behaviour of Fly Ash Filled Glass Fiber Reinforcement Epoxy Based Composites Using Taguchi Experimental Design

Manish Kumawat, Rohit Kumar Sharma, Anil Kumar Sharma


Fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials have better corrosion resistance, better wear resistance, reduced weight of structure, good thermal/electrical insulation and conductivity, etc. due to their properties its application field include aircraft, space crafts, automotive, infrastructure, marine, and sporting goods. But a major industrial problem is erosive wear of structure components caused by abrasive particles. Solid particle erosion of engineering/structure components caused due to dusty operational conductions. But, even today, researchers worked with the effect of ceramic particulate filling and fiber reinforcement on erosion characteristics of polyester composites has remained a much less studied area. The work reported in this thesis includes use of fly ash as filler in chopped E- glass fiber reinforced with epoxy composites. In the test, the outcome of tribological properties conducted on the five types of glass-epoxy composites of variation of filler fly ash (0 wt%, 4 wt%, 08 wt%, 12 wt%, and 16 wt %). The impact of adding of fly ash in various percentages in weight on erosion wear response of copped E-glass fibres epoxy-based composites has been evaluated.


Glass fiber, epoxy based composite, scanning electron microscopic, Taguchi technique and analysis of variance.

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