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Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Hybrid composites

Effect of SiC Particulate on Glass Fibers Reinforced Polymer Composites in Erosive Wear Environment

R.H. Abdel-Rahim; Z.F. Atya

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2017, Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages 118-123

In this study the physical property, mechanical properties and erosion wear of pure epoxy and hybrid composites were studied. Composites were prepared and investigated by Hand lay-up molding. Pure epoxy and hybrid compositions were prepared, 4% and 8% volume fractions of glass fibers as reinforcement and 4% and 8% of SiC as filler particles. The investigated physical property is density while the mechanical property was hardness. Solid particles erosion wear tests are also carried out. The experimental results showed that increased volume fraction of glass fibers to (8%) led to increase the (density). The maximum density is equal (1.661gm/cm3). Hybrid composite with (Epoxy +8%GF+8%SiC) has the maximum hardness of (82) shore D. The particle-contained water jet type experimental erosion test results that the reinforcement volume fraction as well as particles distribution and bonding has considerable effect on the wear of epoxy composites. It was found that the better resistance was for hybrid composites (Epoxy+8%GF+4%SiC) at angle 30°, erodent size 800 μm, and time 10 hour.

Mechanical Properties for Polymer Hybrid Composites Reinforced by Fibers and Particles

Ruaa Haitham Abdel-Rahim

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2015, Volume 33, Issue 3, Pages 635-643

The Mechanical properties of hybrid composites based on epoxy resin (ER) filled with metal powders (Al) and Glass fibers (GF) are studied. The specimens are prepared using hand lay-up techniques according to ASTM standard for different volume fractions of fiber, particles& matrix material. Glass fibers (GF) are one of the most useful filler materials in composites, its major use being the manufacture of components in the aerospace, automotive, and leisure industries. The epoxy was reinforced with GF:( metal powders)in the ratio 10%:40%, 20%:30%, 30%:20%, and 40%:10%. It was observed that in the ratio 40%:10% has the maximum(UTS), fracture strength, flexural strength, fracture toughness and hardness increase with the increase of volume fraction of fibers when compared to unfilled epoxy.