The Effect of TIO2 Filler Content on the Mechanical, Thermal, and Tribological Properties of TiO2/PPS Composites


BORA M. Ö. , ÇOBAN O. , AVCU E. , FİDAN S. , SINMAZÇELİK T.

POLYMER COMPOSITES, cilt.34, ss.1591-1599, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/pc.22559
  • Dergi Adı: POLYMER COMPOSITES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1591-1599

Özet

In an attempt to overcome existing limited studies about the residual flexural properties of solid particle eroded particle reinforced thermoplastic composites, this study is aimed to determine particularly titanium dioxide (TiO2) particle concentrations (0, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 wt %) effects on the flexural and solid particle erosive wear properties of TiO2 particle reinforced polyphenylenesulphide (PPS) composites. In addition, thermal and viscoelastic properties of PPS composites were also studied by using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) methods. TiO2 reinforced PPS composite samples were prepared by using a twin screw extruder and injection molding machines. Subsequently, composite samples were eroded under various impingement angles in specially designed erosion test rig by using silica particles and then flexural tests were performed. It was found that increase of particle concentrations in PPS improves composite's stiffness. Besides, maximum flexural and residual flexural strength were obtained at 10 wt % particle concentrations for both uneroded and eroded composites. The erosion rate of composite was increased with augmentation in TiO2 concentration. Moreover, TGA analysis indicated that remarkable results on thermal stability were obtained. The effects of TiO2 reinforcement on the results of DMA were also discussed. POLYM. COMPOS., 34:1591-1599, 2013. (c) 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers