Erosive Wear of Glass Fiber and B2O3 Reinforced Epoxy Composites
In this experimental study, erosive wear behavior of epoxy-resin dipped composite materials reinforced with glass fiber and B2O3 (borax) under different impact velocities, erodent sizes, and erodent striking angles along the fiber direction were investigated. The tests which involved slightly rounded and irregular silicon oxide (SiO2) particles having two different sizes of approximately 250 and 500 , were conducted at two different impact velocities of approximately 20 m/s and 40 m/s, two different fiber directions (0o and 45o) and six different impingement angles of 15o, 30o, 45o, 60o, 75o and 90o. In the test results, erosion rates were obtained as functions of impact velocities, striking angles, fiber direction and particle sizes. In addition, the microscopic views showing worn out surfaces of the glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites were scrutinized.
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
M. Bagci and H. Imrek, "Erosive Wear of Glass Fiber and B2O3 Reinforced Epoxy Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 1893-1898, 2011