Fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites have gained attention over a period of time because of the effortlessness in their processing, lower density, higher strength etc. Correspondingly, there has been a rise in demand to understand the friction and wear behaviour of polymers and their composites. Since mechanical properties are closely associated with tribological properties, this article attempts to conduct a review of both mechanical andtribological behaviour of polymer composites reinforced with synthetic fibers and fillers. This review paper is intended to benefit researchers to choose appropriate combinations of matrix-fiber-filler materials for applications involving friction and wear. The outcome of the mechanical and tribological tests indicates that the properties of most of the polymer composites have been effectively modified by fibers, fillers and/or solid lubricants acting in synergy.

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