IIUM Repository

Prediction and optimization on tribological behaviour of kenaf/carbon fiber reinforced epoxy matrix hybrid composites

Mohamad Badari, Siti Norbahiyah and Sarifuddin, Norshahida and Mohd Ali, Afifah and Hamdan Shahruhil, Nurul Atikah and Mohd Daud, Farah Diana and Mohd Zaki, Hafizah Hanim (2022) Prediction and optimization on tribological behaviour of kenaf/carbon fiber reinforced epoxy matrix hybrid composites. Key Engineering Materials, 908. pp. 3-8. ISSN 1662-9795

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (596kB) | Request a copy
PDF (SCOPUS) - Supplemental Material
Download (438kB) | Preview


The awareness on sustainability of the environment among the researchers leads to the exploration of natural fiber composite materials. Hybridization of synthetic fiber and natural fiber is one of the potential strategies to enhance the mechanical properties as well as the degradability of such composite materials. However, less information concerning the optimization of tribological properties of this hybrid composite is available in literature. The aim of this study is to propose a statistical model to predict and optimize wear and coefficient of friction of kenaf/carbon reinforced epoxy composite. The value of parameters; load and sliding velocity ranges from 10 to 30 N and 20.9 to 52.3 m/s, respectively, are used to assess wear and coefficient of friction (COF) of different stacking sequences using the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The tribological test was conducted using a pin-on-disc tribometer. Multifactorial design analysis was employed to optimize the test control variables. It was found that, the optimized factors that affects the coefficient of friction and wear is at load 30 N and sliding velocity of 52.36 m/s. The proposed statistical models for wear and COF have 99.5% and 97.6% reliability, respectively. The generated equation models are bounded within the wear test control factors and ranges. The outcome from this study will be very useful for main parameter prediction for an optimized wear and COF

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: : DOE, ANOVA, Factorial design, Hybrid composite, Sliding wear, Coefficient of friction
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 16:55
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 16:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98042

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year