Mechanical and tribological properties of scrap rubber based composites reinforced with glass fiber, Al and TiO2

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Scrap rubber/Epoxy composites reinforced with Aluminium, Glass Fibre (GF) and TiO2 particles were prepared and mechanical and tribological properties of these composites were investigated. Basically, these composites are aimed to use in automotive and aeronautics applications. A detail microstructure and matrix/reinforcement interface analyze was made by means of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) The wear performance of hard particles reinforced composites were evaluated. Quasi static and dynamic compression tests were carried out and damaged specimens were studied by SEM. The hardness (short test) values of the composites were reviewed related to the reinforcement elements, Glass Fibre-fiber and TiO2 added in the matrix.

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Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series