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Tribological Behavior of Modified Rice Husk Filled Epoxy Composite
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Sudhakar Majhi, S.P.Samantarai, S.K.Acharya
Rice husk, tribological properties, Pin-on-disc machine, modified and unmodified rice husk.
Rice husk (RH) is an agricultural waste material abundantly available in rice-producing countries. They are the natural sheaths that form on rice grains during their growth and removed during the refining of rice, these husks have no commercial interest. Rice husk is a fibrous material and has a varied range of aspect ratio. Thus it can be used as filler for making light weight polymer composites. Keeping this in view the present work has been under taken to develop a polymer matrix composite (epoxy resin) using modified and unmodified rice husk as reinforcement and to study their tribological properties by using pin-on. disc machine. The modified RH composite is found to give better tribologycal properties than unmodified RH composite.
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