Effects of Filler Glass Fiber on the Tribological Properties of PTFE Composites
The effects of filler on the friction and wear properties of 15% glass fibre and 25% glass fibre filled PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) composites under dry friction conditions were studied. Meanwhile the influence of filler content, sliding duration, test speed and load were also investigated. Experimental results shows that wear rate of PTFE reduced by addition of glass fiber and tribological properties also improved. The friction and wear tests were conducted on pin-on-disc apparatus. For analysis here we used DOE (Design of Experiment) and MINITAB 16.