Enhanced Wear Resistance of CFRP Laminates via Carbon Nano-Particles Dispersed Surfaces
The wear behavior of CFRP laminates with nano-particles dispersed surfaces of Al2O3 or carbon has been investigated and compared with that of conventional CFRP which is without particles dispersed surfaces. As a result of comparison, it is shown that the CFRP laminate with Al2O3 nano-particles dispersed surfaces inherently had low coefficient of friction and high sliding wear resistance. The measured value of specific wear rate was 3.5x10-7mm3/Nm, independently of sliding time. The wear behavior of CFRP laminates with carbon nano-particles dispersed surfaces has been more effectively improved. The measured specific wear rate of this material was in the range of 10－ 7mm3/Nm in spite of comparatively small amount of nano-particles dispersion, which is relatively good as tribomaterial. For the successful application of this method, it is essential to explore the optimum amount of Al2O3 or carbon nano-particles to be dispersed onto prepreg surfaces. The deflocculation of the agglomerated particles and their homogeneous dispersion and good impregnation are the key points in this technology.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
T. Tanimoto "Enhanced Wear Resistance of CFRP Laminates via Carbon Nano-Particles Dispersed Surfaces", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 773-776, 2007