A Review on Tribological Performance of Polymeric Composites Based on Natural Fibres


A Review on Tribological Performance of Polymeric Composites Based on Natural Fibres

Umar Nirmal, Alvin Devadas, M.M.H. Megat Ahmad, M.Y. Yuhazri

The need for stronger, more lightweight materials have led the way for the development of synthetic fibre reinforced polymer composites. Composites have unique properties which can only be obtained by the combination of specific fibres and matrix materials. Today these composites are used in many areas such as in the automotive and construction industries which require materials with good mechanical and tribological properties. However, shortcomings in the usage of these fibres, primarily environmental concerns, have motivated researchers to explore the possibility of using natural fibres as an alternative. The current work attempts to provide a review of recent works (year 2007 to 2017) done on tribological performance of natural fibre reinforced polymer composites. Topics related to natural fibre, polymer, composites, and tribology will be discussed, along with critical findings from these published works.

Natural Fibres, Polymer, Composite, Tribology, Wear

Published online 10/1/2018, 41 pages

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291876-10

Part of the book on Thermoset Composites

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