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Title: Short carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy tribomaterials self-lubricated by wax containing microcapsules
Authors: Tang, Xiu-zhi
Yue, Chee Yoon
Yang, Jinglei
Khun, Nay Win
Zhang, He
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Aeronautical engineering::Materials of construction
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Khun, N. W., Zhang, H., Tang, X.-z., Yue, C. Y., & Yang, J. (2014). Short carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy tribomaterials self-lubricated by wax containing microcapsules. Journal of applied mechanics, 81(12), 121004-.
Series/Report no.: Journal of applied mechanics
Abstract: The effects of wax lubricant filled microcapsule content on the tribological properties of epoxy composites without or with 8 wt.% short carbon fibers (SCFs) were systematically investigated. The core percentage of the microcapsules used in this study was about 70 wt.%. The tribological results clearly showed that the friction and wear of the epoxy composites without or with SCFs tested against a 6 mm steel ball significantly decreased with increased microcapsule content from 2.5 to 10 wt.% as a result of the increased amount of released wax lubricant to lubricate rubbing surfaces. The epoxy composites with 8 wt.% SCFs exhibited the lower friction and wear than the ones without SCFs due to the combined lubricating effects of SCFs and released wax lubricant and the improved mechanical strength of the composites. It can be concluded that the higher microcapsule content gives rise to the lower friction and wear of the epoxy composites as the epoxy composites with 8 wt.% SCFs have the better tribological performance than the ones without SCFs.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/103219
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/24446
ISSN: 0021-8936
DOI: 10.1115/1.4028752
Rights: © 2014 ASME.
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