Hardness and Surface Scratch Resistance of Basalt/Bagasse fibre Reinforced Poly Lactic Acid Polymer Composites

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Volume-68 Issue-6
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Francis Luther King M, Robert Singh G, Sanjeev Kumar R, Srinivasan V


MLA Style: Francis Luther King M, Robert Singh G, Sanjeev Kumar R, Srinivasan V  "Hardness and Surface Scratch Resistance of Basalt/Bagasse fibre Reinforced Poly Lactic Acid Polymer Composites" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 68.6(2020):13-21. 

APA Style: Francis Luther King M, Robert Singh G, Sanjeev Kumar R, Srinivasan V. Hardness and Surface Scratch Resistance of Basalt/Bagasse fibre Reinforced Poly Lactic Acid Polymer Composites  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 68(6),13-21.

The scratch behaviour of the Basalt/Bagasse fiber reinforced Poly (lactic acid) hybrid composite is investigated to understand how the mechanical retaliations of plastics which undergo an induced scratch deformation by a diamond tip under a constant load and linearly increasing normal load.”Aesthestics, where visible scratches reduce the products quality”. In this work scratch test were performed with constant normal loading and linearly increasing normal load conditions. An attempt has been created to gauge the scratch deformations supported visual, optical observations of failure and fracture mechanisms and morphological surface examinations through Scanning electron microscopy(SEM). Elastic deformation dominates underneath high hundreds within the total deformation. The scratch deformations dependent on the type and physical nature of the wt % of the material added. Scratch sub surface erosion damage in polymers is studied using SEM images. It is observed that the parabolic shear is a the main cause of the plastic flow, while viscoelastic nature on the surface and shear induced fracture on the surface of PBaBg I, III & IV composites are the main damage mechanisms found in the fracture scratch pattern.


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Hardness, Basalt/Bagasse fiber, Scratch Coefficient of friction, poly Lactic acid, Scratch Resistance.