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The effect of fiber orientation on wear behavior of glass fiber-epoxy filled with particles

Ragab K. Abdel-Magied (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Beni-Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt)
Mohamed F. Aly (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt)
Heba I. Elkhouly (Department of Production Technology, Beni-Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 17 August 2018

Issue publication date: 13 November 2018



The fiber orientation is considered one of the important parameters that have an effect on the characteristics of composites. This paper aims to investigate the effect of fiber orientation on the abrasive wear of the glass-epoxy (G-E) composites with different silicon carbide (SiC) filler weights (Wt.%).


The wear rate of glass fiber reinforced with angle-ply 0º, ±45º and 90º is discussed. The G-E composites with different weights of SiC filler at angle ±45º are considered. Hand lay-up technique was adopted for specimen preparation. The influence of effective parameters such as filler Wt. %, normal load, abrasive size and abrading distance on the wear rate was presented and discussed.


Experimental tests including pin on disk, micro-hardness and scanning electron microscope were carried out to investigate the composite characteristics.


The experimental results showed that the resistance wear was superior in case of ±45º fiber orientations. A validation of the experimental results using Taguchi approach to verify the optimal wear rate parameters was presented.



This paper forms part of a special section “Advances in Engineering Tribology Technology (ICEATAT2016)”, guest edited by Jeng-Haur Horng.


Abdel-Magied, R.K., Aly, M.F. and Elkhouly, H.I. (2018), "The effect of fiber orientation on wear behavior of glass fiber-epoxy filled with particles", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 70 No. 8, pp. 1552-1559.



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