Advantages Of Polymer Composites

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Overview of advanced polymer composites Polymer composites are assuring in Mechanical and Tribological application due to the possibility of tailoring their properties. These polymer composites have observed in application such as automotive, aerospace and sports equipment industries. When we compared to most metals and unreinforced plastics, this offer a high strength, corrosion resistant, durable and can be fabricated into complex shapes. Major advantages of composite materials are that they can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the structure, determined by reinforcement and matrix in proper way and also these composites have been used in vehicle industries about more than 50%, this is the main…show more content…
Many research works based on the natural fiber reinforcement are conducting to meet the cost effective as well as weight saving material. Careful selection of reinforcement type and matrix enables finished product characteristics to be fitted to almost any specific engineering requirement. Thermoset epoxy resins are extensively studied as a matrix material for composite structure as well as aerospace application because they exhibit low shrinkage and higher mechanical properties. There is a need for developing high wear resistance and materials that would sustain to meet the conditions of mechanical systems with long life. Achieving and maintain high wear resistances have been very difficult in past and still challenging problems in field of tribology. 1.2 Characteristics of the Composites A composite material as a structural material created synthetically or artificially by combining two or more materials. Two materials makes together to give the composite unequal properties, one material is known as reinforcing phase, and these are in the form of fibers, sheets or particles, and is fixed or attach to the other material called matrix…show more content…
Like cutting tool the grits are rigidly held and pass over the surface. In three- body abrasive wear the grits are free to tool as well as slide over the surface, since they are not held rigidly. The two and three- body modes of abrasive wear are show in figure 1.2 and 1.3 respectively. Figure 1.2: Two- body abrasive Figure 1.2: Three- body abrasive CHAPTER SCHEMATA Chapter 1: Introduction chapter discuss about the advanced polymer composites, its characteristics and classification. Detail on Fibers- Basalt, Glass fibers and wear behaviour. Chapter 2: Includes a literature review designed to provide a summary of the base of knowledge already available involving the issues of interest. It presents the research works on Natural fibers especially basalt fibers by various investigators and also its hybrid effect and compatibility with glass fibers and matrix. Chapter 3: Includes a description of the raw materials and the test procedures. It presents the details of fabrication and complete characterization of the composites Chapter 4: Presents the Mechanical, Dynamic properties, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, UV reflectance and abrasive wear properties of all the composites under study. Chapter 5: Conclusions and scope for the future

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