Effect of V-Groove Surface Pattern on the Tribological Properties of Epoxy
- Effect of V-Groove Surface Pattern on the Tribological Properties of Epoxy
- 김진석; 김병국; 강경희; Ming-Yu Gao; 김대은
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- Tribology Transactions
- VOL 게재예정, 게재예정
- Epoxy is a polymeric material that is widely used in various fields as an adhesive, coating, and bulk material due to its outstanding properties. Many researches about reinforced polymers have been conducted by adding micro/nano particles or fibers to attain better tribological properties. However, the tribological properties of patterning on epoxy surface are relatively obscure. In this study, friction and wear properties of flat and V-groove patterned epoxy specimens were analyzed in dry and water lubricated sliding conditions to assess the effectiveness of the surface pattern in reducing friction and wear. It was found that under low applied force conditions in which the V-grooves remained almost intact, the surface pattern contributed to decreasing the friction coefficient as much as 0.12 and increasing the stability of frictional behavior in dry sliding condition. This outcome was attributed to the ability of the grooves to trap wear debris inside the cavities. However, under water lubrication with PTFE particles used as additives, the V-groove specimens were less effective in reducing friction due to the relatively small contact area. As the contact area increased, the effect of water lubrication with PTFE particles in reducing friction could be enhanced. These results are expected to serve as a fundamental basis for designing and fabricating the surface of polymeric components for tribological applications in dry and lubrication conditions.
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