TitleAbrasive wear rate on natural fibre composite
SourceMITC2015-pp 148-149
AuthorM.A. Abu Bakar, M.A. Ahmad, S. Kasolang, N.R. Nik Roseley, N.R. Nik Mohd Masdek


This paper presents an experimental work to determine the effect of kenaf fibre loading in the polyester matrix through dry sliding test. These composites were produced by mixing raw kenaf fibre with polyester resin. The samples were prepared at 5 different weight percentages of fibre namely: (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 wt%). Abrasion Tester (TR-600) was used to carried out abrasive wear tests in dry sliding conditions. These tests were performed at 10N load and constant sliding velocity of 1.5m/s. The specific wear rates of natural fiber composites were obtained. The morphology of composite surface before and after tests was also examined using 3D microscope imaging. 


MITC2015-pp 148-149