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The Evaluation of Physio-Mechanical and Tribological Characterization of Friction Composites Reinforced by Waste Corn Stalk

by Yunhai Ma 1,2,3,4, Siyang Wu 1,2,3, Jian Zhuang 1,2,3,*, Jin Tong 1,2,3, Yang Xiao 1,2,3 and Hongyan Qi 1,2,3
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State key laboratory of automotive simulation and control, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
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Key Laboratory of Bionic Engineering, Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
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College of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
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State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Materials 2018, 11(6), 901; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11060901
Received: 3 May 2018 / Revised: 24 May 2018 / Accepted: 25 May 2018 / Published: 27 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymeric Materials: Surfaces, Interfaces and Bioapplications)
This paper addressed the potential use of fibers from waste corn stalk as reinforcing materials in friction composites. The friction composites with different contents of corn stalk fibers were prepared, and their tribological and physio-mechanical behaviors were characterized. It was found that the incorporation of corn stalk fibers had a positive effect on the friction coefficients and wear rates of friction composites. Based on comparisons of the overall performance, FC-6 (containing 6 wt % corn stalk fibers) was selected as the best performing specimen. The fade ratio of specimen FC-6 was 7.8% and its recovery ratio was 106.5%, indicating excellent fade resistance and recovery behaviors. The wear rate of specimen FC-6 was the lowest (0.427 × 10−7 mm3 (N·mm)−1 at 350 °C) among all tested composites. Furthermore, worn surface morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy. The results revealed that the satisfactory wear resistance performances were associated with the secondary plateaus formed on the worn surfaces. This research was contributive to the environmentally-friendly application of waste corn stalk. View Full-Text
Keywords: corn stalk fiber; friction composite; friction and wear; worn surface morphology corn stalk fiber; friction composite; friction and wear; worn surface morphology
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Ma, Y.; Wu, S.; Zhuang, J.; Tong, J.; Xiao, Y.; Qi, H. The Evaluation of Physio-Mechanical and Tribological Characterization of Friction Composites Reinforced by Waste Corn Stalk. Materials 2018, 11, 901.

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