Investigation of Mechanical and Wear Properties of Novel Hybrid Composite based on BANANA, COIR, and EPOXY for Tribological Applications

Investigation of Mechanical and Wear Properties of Novel Hybrid Composite based on BANANA, COIR, and EPOXY for Tribological Applications

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Volume-70 Issue-4
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Dilbag Singh Mondloe, Praveen Kumar, Amit Kumar, Vinayak Barewar, Piyush Tiwari, Chhavikant Sahu, Om Prakash
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I4P224

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Dilbag Singh Mondloe, Praveen Kumar, Amit Kumar, Vinayak Barewar, Piyush Tiwari, Chhavikant Sahu, Om Prakash, "Investigation of Mechanical and Wear Properties of Novel Hybrid Composite based on BANANA, COIR, and EPOXY for Tribological Applications," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 278-285, 2022. Crossref,

Natural fibers are multifunctional elements that can replace glass fiber-based composite materials. Natural fiberbased hybrid composites result from reinforcing natural fibers into a matrix due to its many benefits, including low cost, lightweight, high strength, and low wear rate. Biocomposites are environmentally friendly, and they also have good mechanical properties, such as being non-abrasive and bio-degradable. As a result, the current study investigates the feasibility of using a hybrid banana-coir-epoxy composite for tribological applications. The present work has synthesized a banana-coir-based hybrid composite by mixing the biofibers into the epoxy resin by hand layup technique. Regarding binding efficacy, epoxy resin has been used, while solidum hydroxide (NaOH) alkali treatment is used for better adhesion. Banana coir epoxy-based hybrid composites are characterized for determining tensile strength properties by universal testing machine and specific wear rate by using pin on disc apparatus. ASTM standard has been followed while performing the test procedure and essential calibration. In the current research, banan-coir epoxy composite based on five different sets of banana and coir fibers has been synthesized by volume fraction. This study helps to determine the most suitable banana-coir epoxy hybrid composite for tribological applications. The results demonstrate that BBCC (20% coir, 20% banana, and 60% epoxy) provides the lowest specific wear rate, while BBBB (0% coir, 40% banana, and 60% epoxy) delivers the highest mechanical strength.

Banana-coir-epoxy, Biodegradable, Thermosetting, Natural fiber, Synthesis, and Characterization.

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