Research Papers: Micro-Nano Tribology

Friction and Wear Performance of Epoxy Resin Reinforced With Boron Nitride Nanoplatelets

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Mürsel Ekrem

Mechanical Engineering Department,
Engineering Faculty,
Necmettin Erbakan University,
Konya 42030, Turkey
e-mail: mekrem@konya.edu.tr

Hayrettin Düzcükoğlu

Mechanical Engineering Department,
Technology Faculty,
Selcuk University,
Konya 42030, Turkey
e-mail: hayduzcukoglu@hotmail.com

Muhammet Ali Şenyurt

Mechanical Engineering Department,
Engineering Faculty,
Selcuk University,
Konya 42030, Turkey
e-mail: muhammetalisenyurt@gmail.com

Ömer Sinan Şahin

Mechanical Engineering Department,
Engineering Faculty,
Selcuk University,
Konya 42030, Turkey
e-mail: ossahin@selcuk.edu.tr

Ahmet Avcı

Mechanical Engineering Department,
Engineering Faculty,
Selcuk University,
Konya 42030, Turkey
e-mail: aavci@selcuk.edu.tr

Contributed by the Tribology Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received March 17, 2017; final manuscript received August 3, 2017; published online September 29, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Sinan Muftu.

J. Tribol 140(2), 022001 (Sep 29, 2017) (7 pages) Paper No: TRIB-17-1094; doi: 10.1115/1.4037698 History: Received March 17, 2017; Revised August 03, 2017

In this study, the effects of addition of boron nitride nanoplatelets (BNNPs) upon friction and wear behavior of epoxy resin have been investigated by using pin-on-disk test. It has been reported in the literature that certain amounts of BNNP addition can be useful for enhancement of mechanical properties. Therefore, it is very important to obtain the effect of such addition upon friction and wear performance of epoxy resin. BNNPs have been incorporated at 0.3–0.5–0.7–1 wt %. It is shown that BNNP addition results in decrease in friction coefficient and wear. It is also shown that the best results are obtained with 0.5% nanoplatelet addition. It is also observed that heat conduction of epoxy resin is enhanced by the nanoplatelet addition.

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Fig. 1

Preparation of nano-modified adhesives

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Fig. 2

Ball-on-disk test stand

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DSC plot of the cured pure epoxy and wt % BNNPs

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(a) Variation of CoF and (b) average CoF for 0.8 m/s sliding velocity

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(a) Ball/disk contact and (b) instant vertical displacement

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Specific wear rate

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SEM images after testing: (a) pure epoxy, (b) 0.3 wt % BNNP, (c) 0.5 wt % BNNP, (d) 0.7 wt % BNNP, and (e)1 wt% BNNP

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Atomic force microscope imaging of the specimens tested: (a) pure epoxy, (b) 0.3 wt % BNNP, (c) 0.5 wt % BNNP, (d) 0.7 wt % BNNP, and (e) 1 wt % BNNP

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Temperature variations within contact region and point which is 32 mm away from contact region: (a) pure epoxy, (b) 0.3% BNNP, (c) 0.5% BNNP, (d) 0.7% BNNP, and (e) 1% BNNP



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