Optimal Design of Sisal Fibre Reinforced Resin Matrix Composite
Using a friction-abrasion testing machine with a constant speed, the friction and wear properties of sisal fibre reinforced resin composites containing different sisal fibre contents at a series of friction temperatures were investigated, and its tribology mechanisms were discussed. The results shown that the friction and wear properties of sisal fibre reinforced composites reach the optimum value when the mass ratio of resin to sisal fibre is 3/4. To compare with asbestos fibre, mineral fibre and steel fibre, the optimized sisal fibre reinforced composite has the best stability of friction coefficient with a low wear rate at different friction temperatures. The sisal is an ideal substitute of asbestos for resin matrix frictional composite.
Xiaoming Sang, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li and Jinglong Bu
X. Xu et al., "Optimal Design of Sisal Fibre Reinforced Resin Matrix Composite", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 284-286, pp. 444-449, 2011