Optimization of wear parameters of polyamide-6 composite materials filled with wollastonite particles

Aslan Çoban, Ahmet Demirer, Ferit Ficici


Weight loss and friction coefficient prediction models for polyamide-6 (PA-6) composites filler with 0,5 and 10 wt.% wollastonite (W) particles was developed  using Taguchi method by considering the parameters of sliding speed,  applied load  and filler ratio. The wear behavior of the specimen was investigated using pin-on-disc arrangement where the samples sliding against a AISI 4140 steel disk under different conditions. The wear tests were realized at the sliding speeds of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 ms-1 and under the loads of 6, 10, and 20 N. The obtained weight loss for with 5 and 10 wt.% wollastonite (W) particles PA-6 composites are lower than pure PA-6 weight loss under the same test conditions. The orthogonal array, signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were employed to study the optimal testing parameters on composite samples. The estimated S/N ratio using the optimal testing parameters for specific wear rate were calculated and a good agreement was observed between the predicted and actual weight loss for a confidence level of 90%.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21533/pen.v2i1.35


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