Title

Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Scrap Rubber/Epoxy-Based Composites

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2021

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Abstract

Scrap rubber/epoxy-based composites reinforced with different fibers and particles were developed and tested with potential applications in transportation industry. Two separate formulations were manufactured using the powder metallurgy technique. The mechanical and tribological properties of all the composites were evaluated. Quasi-static and dynamic compression tests and macroindentation tests were performed and wear response was evaluated using the scratch function of a nanoindenter. Microstructures of all the composites were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The composites were also exposed to ultraviolet radiation to evaluate their degradation. In general, improvement in all the properties tested were observed for the manufactured composites.

Publication Title

Recycling of Plastics, Metals, and Their Composites

ISBN

9781003148760

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