Study the Tribology Characteristics of HDPE Reinforced by Al2O3 and CNTs
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The current work focuses on design pin-on-disc tribometer using stepper motors and linear actuator to achieve better accuracy of results. also focuses on improving the tribological properties of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) reinforced by 0.1– 0.5 wt. % of Al2O3, 0.1– 0.5 wt% SWCNTs and 0.1– 0.5 wt% MWCNTs nanoparticles. The nano-composite specimens were prepared to the cylindrical shape and subjected to friction and wear tests using pin on disc tribometer. The specimens were tested as counterpart and the disk which made from stainless steel. Wear tests were done each exactly 120 sec., and the weight losses calculated by weighing the specimens before and after the test. It is very well noticed from the experiments that the HDPE nano-composite specimen of 0.2 wt% of Al2O3, 0.5wt% of SWCNTs and 0.2 wt% of MWCNTs gives the best tribological properties so that the friction coefficient is reduced also the wear rate.
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