Effect of swcnt on tribological behavior of polymeric nanocomposite

Tahira Zarrin, Rahul Ribeiro, Sumanth Banda, Zoubeida Ounaies, Hong Liang

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Abstract

The nanoscale structure of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) has unique properties. These nanostructured additives can induce unusual characteristic in many polymer matrix. In one of our recent experiments it was found that when adding SWCNTs into a polyimide (P1) matrix, friction becomes a function of the concentration of the additive. In this research, we analyze the behavior of the SWCNTs-PI nano composite using an approximation approach. We report that the frictional behavior of the nanocomposite is dominated by the elastic and plastic deformation through randomly dispersed SWCNTs under different loading conditions. At low concentration of SWCNTs, its elasticity dominates the properties of composite while at higher concentration, plastic behavior of tubes plays a major role in describing the properties of composite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2008
Pages103-105
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Oct 16 2009
Event2008 STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2008 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2008Oct 22 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Proceedings of the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2008

Other

Other2008 STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period10/20/0810/22/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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