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Title: A modeling approach for prediction of erosion behavior of glass fiber–polyester composites
Authors: Patnaik, A
Satapathy, Alok
Mahapatra, S S
Dash, R R
Keywords: Erosion Modeling
Polyester composites
Taguchi Desigh
ANN
GA
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Journal of Polymer Research (accepted 2007)
Abstract: In recent years, a fairly good number of articles dealing in characterization of solid particle erosion of glass fiber reinforced composites are available but exhaustive study on this vital aspect leading to understand erosion phenomenon is hardly found in the literature. Therefore, in the present work, a theoretical model based on principle of conservation of particle kinetic energy is developed to determine wear rate of glass–polyester composites due to multiple impact erosion. Room temperature erosion tests are then carried out to study the effect of various control factors in an interacting environment on the erosion behavior of these composites. For this purpose, design of experiments approach utilizing Taguchi’s orthogonal arrays is adopted to test the specimens on air jet type erosion test configuration. The results indicate that erodent size, fiber loading, impingement angle and impact velocity are the significant factors in the order of their influence on wear rate. Taguchi ap...
Description: Copyright for the published version belongs to Springer
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10965-007-9154-2
http://hdl.handle.net/2080/538
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