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Desirability of Tribo-Performance of Natural Based Thermoset and Thermoplastic Composites: A Concise Review

Aravind Dhandapani, Senthilkumar Krishnasamy, Thitinun Ungtrakul, Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani, Rajini Nagarajan, Chandrasekar Muthukumar, Ganesan Chinnachamy

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Tribology, which may be defined as an interdisciplinary subject, deals with relative motion between two or more bodies, i.e., surfaces that are interacting relatively. Thus, tribology is a science covering three vital classes, namely, wear, friction and lubrication. The focus of this article is to bring out the elements that are influencing the wear-resisting behavior of thermosetting and thermoplastic composites with natural-based constituents. Based on the literature resources, the treatments on the natural fibers acting as reinforcement, and the addition of fillers in resin acting as matrix could improve the wear-resisting behavior of the composites. Additionally, other conditions such as sliding speed, sliding velocity, sliding distance and operating temperature could also influence the friction coefficient and specific wear rate of the natural-based composites.

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DOI: 10.14416/j.asep.2021.07.001

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