TRIBOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR OF CARBON FIBER REINFORCED POLYESTER COMPOSITES
In the past few years, a transition in research from metals to composite materials has been triggered by of the global need for low cost, high performance and good quality materials. High fuel consumption made from legacy alloys by automotive and aerospace vehicles has been a major challenge for global design and material engineers. In this present study polyester matrix is reinforced with carbon fiber to enhance the mechanical and tribological properties. Average grain size of carbon particles dispersed in polyester matrix is 85μm. To achieve uniform dispersion, the carbon particles are combined with polyester resin by mechanical stirring.
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