Polymer(Korea), Vol.46, No.4, 476-483, July, 2022
Analysis of Tribological Properties of Tin Powder Filled Polypropylene Composites with Taguchi Method
The tribological behavior of polypropylene polymer composites filled with Tin powder as fillers was studied using a pin-on-disc wear test rig at dry sliding conditions. The influence of wear process parameters like materials type (MT), applied load (AL), and sliding speed (SS) on the coefficient of friction (CoF) and specific wear rate (SWR) were investigated. A plan of experiments based on Taguchi technique performed to acquire data in a controlled way. An orthogonal array and analysis of variance (ANOVA) employed to investigate the influence of process parameters on the wear of these composites. The results showed that Tin powder's addition as filler materials in polypropylene composites increased the specific wear resistance of the polypropylene composite significantly.