Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : graphite fillers

Mechanical and Tribological Behavior of Glass- Polyester Composite System under Graphite Filler Content

Farag M. Mohammed; Drai A. Smait

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2012, Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 672-683

Experimental investigations had been done in this work to demonstrate the effect of
graphite filler contents on the mechanical and tribological behavior of (30% volume
fraction) glass-polyester composite system. The stress-strain relations, modulus of
elasticity, yield stress, ultimate tensile strength and ultimate compression strength were
studied according to ASTM-D 638-87and ASTM-D 695 to present the composite
mechanical behavior. The wear rate and wear resistance were investigated according to
ASTM-D 5963 using pin on disc machine to present the composite tribological behavior.
The results showed that the mechanical and tribological properties behavior was
improved when the graphite filler content was increased up to 7.5% and then decreased
after that. At 7.5% filler content the modulus of elasticity, yield stress, ultimate tensile
strength, ultimate compression strength and wear resistance increased by (41%, 64%,
24%, 60% and 38%) greater than unfilled composite, while the wear rate was decreased
by 27% less than the unfilled one.