Tribological and Mechanical Performance of Hybrid Composites Incorporated Sisal Fibres and Carbon Nano-Tubes.
||22 October 2019
||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
||Toowooma - T357, or via Zoom
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In the current proposal, tribological and mechanical behaviour for epoxy hybrid composites supporting with sisal fibres and carbon nanotubes addition is considered. The research is divided into three stages as in first stage mechanical experiments (tensile, impact, and flexural) will be performed with the interfacial adhesive tests. Different fractions of MWCNTs addition (0-2.5 wt. %) is considered. The second stage provides tribological experiments for friction and adhesive wear of the optimum composite considering different operating parameters, i.e. sliding velocity (0 – 2.8 m/s), sliding distances (0 – 6 km), and applied load (20N – 80 N). In the third stage, Artificial Neural Networks will be developed to predict the frictional and wear behaviour for newly developed hybrid composite considering different operating parameters and carbon nanotubes wt. % as input data.