Utilization of bio waste has become more beneficial in the composite research. This research focuses on the influence of impending bio waste (Bio-char) as secondary reinforcement for sansevieria cylindrica reinforced vinyl ester composites (SCVEC). This research also intends to explore the possibility of utilizing the cost effective biochar as filler to improve the erosive resistance of the sansevieria cylindrica reinforced vinyl ester composites. Sansevieria cylindrica reinforced vinyl ester composite with varying biochar weight percentage (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 wt %) was fabricated using compression moulding technique. The prepared biochar filled sansevieria cylindrica vinyl ester composite was subjected to solid particle erosion with varying erosion process variables like erodent velocity (72, 100, 129 m/s) and impingement angle (30°, 60°, 90°). Full Factorial design was used to conduct the experiments. Effect of erosion process variables and biochar weight percentage on the erosion behaviour of the composite was analysed using statistical tools. Also erosion mechanism of the prepared biochar filled sansevieria cylindrica reinforced vinyl ester composite was investigated using Scanning Electron Microscopy. Result infers that utilizing the cost effective biochar as secondary reinforcement improves the resistive to erosive wear of the composite material.
Solid particle erosion on the biochar filled hybrid vinyl ester composite
R. Deepak Joel Johnson, V. Arumugaprabu, Manapurapu Prem Kumar, Kothapalli Dheeraj; Solid particle erosion on the biochar filled hybrid vinyl ester composite. AIP Conf. Proc. 11 January 2019; 2057 (1): 020064. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5085635
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