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Title: Effect of Alumina Particulate on Erosion Wear Behaviour of Short Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites
Authors: Biswas, Sandhyarani
Debnath, Kishore
Keywords: Erosion Wear
Bamboo fiber,
Alumina particulate
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Citation: 11th UNESCO/IUPAC Conference Workshop and Conference on Functional Polymeric Materials & Composites, 26-29 April 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Abstract: Now-a-days, the use of natural fiber reinforced composites starts gaining popularity in engineering applications due to the fact that this material possesses characteristics that are comparable to conventional materials. Among natural fibers, bamboo has been widely used for many such applications due to its availability. Attempts have been made in this paper to explore the potential utilization of bamboo fiber in polymer matrix composites. Therefore, this work is focused on the erosion wear behavior of short bamboo fiber reinforced composites filled with Alumina (Al2O3) particulate obtained through experimentation. It further outlines a methodology based on Taguchi’s experimental design approach to make a parametric analysis of erosion characteristics. Finally, the morphology of eroded surfaces is examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and possible erosion mechanisms are identified.
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