Bismaleimide Matrix Composites with High Wear Resistance Modified by Potassium Titanate Whiskers
Tribological behaviors and wear mechanism of bismaleimide resin and its composites modified by potassium titanate whiskers were investigated. The composites with outstanding tribological properties were prepared through several coupling agents and whisker contents under different friction loads. The incorporation of whiskers treated with silane into the matrix effectively improved wear properties and friction stability of the matrix, especially at severe friction condition as 30 kg. The wear volume of the neat resin at 15 kg and 30 kg friction load are 1.14 and 6.87 mm3, respectively. However, the wear volume of the composites containing 3 wt% potassium titanate whiskers at 15 kg and 30 kg friction load are 0.75 and 1.14 mm3, respectively. Furthermore, the addition of whiskers increased the ability to resist plastic deformation and crack of the matrix in a higher friction load.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
X. L. Hu et al., "Bismaleimide Matrix Composites with High Wear Resistance Modified by Potassium Titanate Whiskers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 1733-1736, 2011