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Comparison of the tribological and mechanical performance for nano and micro filler epoxy composites

Vergleich des tribologischen und mechanischen Verhaltens von Epoxy-Kompositen mit Nano- und Mikrofüllern
Iskender Özsoy, Abdullah Mimaroglu and Huseyin Unal
From the journal Materials Testing


In this investigation, the tribological and mechanical performance of 10 wt.-% filled nano and micro epoxy composites were studied and compared. Nano fillers are Al2O3, TiO2 and clay and micro fillers are Al2O3, TiO2 and fly ash. Mechanical and wear tests were carried out. Wear tests were performed on pin-on-disc arrangement. Test conditions were 5, 10, 15 N applied load values, sliding speed of 0.8 m × s−1, 2000 m sliding distance under dry atmospheric conditions. The results show that the mechanical and tribological performance of micro filler filled epoxy composites are better than those of the nano filler filled composites.


In der diesem Beitrag zugrunde liegenden Untersuchung wurde das tribologische und das mechanische Verhalten von Epoxy-Kompositen ermittelt und verglichen, die 10 wt.-% Nano- bzw. Mikro-Füller enthielten. Als Nano-Füller wurden Al2O3, TiO2 sowie Ton und Flugasche verwendet. Es wurden mechanische Tests und Verschleißversuche durchgeführt. Die Verschleißtests wurden mit einer Stift-Scheibe-Anordnung und unter folgenden Versuchsbedingungen durchgeführt: 5, 10 bzw. 15 N Kraft, eine Reibgeschwindigkeit von 0,8 m × s−1 und eine Reibdistanz von 2000 m unter trockenen atmosphärischen Bedingungen. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass das mechanische und tribologische Verhalten der Epoxy-Komposite mit Mikro-Füllern besser als das der mit Nano-Füllern war.

*Correspondence Address, Dr. İskender Özsoy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Esentepe Campus, Sakarya University, 54187 Sakarya, Turkey. E-mail:

Dr. Iskender Özsoy, born in 1984, received his PhD from Sakarya University, Turkey in 2014. His research areas are mechanics of materials, manufacturing and testing of polymer composite materials, and finite element methods. He has been working as a research assistant in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sakarya University since 2007.

Prof. Dr. Abdullah Mimaroglu, born in 1950, received his PhD from University of Baghdad, Iraq in 1972. His research areas are friction and wear, mechanical and tribological behaviors of polymeric materials and CAD/CAM/CAE. He has been working as Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sakarya University, Turkey since 1993.

Prof. Dr. Huseyin Unal, born in 1967, received his PhD from Sakarya University, Turkey in 1999. His research areas are manufacturing and characterization of polymer materials, tribological behavior of polymer composites and nondestructive testing methods. He has been working as Professor in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology, Sakarya University, Turkey since 1995.


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Published Online: 2016-05-23
Published in Print: 2016-06-01

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