work targets to fabricate and characterize "nanoclay-epoxy composites"(NECs) by vary-ing weight percentages (wt.%) of nanoclay. Mechanical stirrer and sonicator are used to mixnanoclay into epoxy resin. The mixture is molded to prepare specimens in accordance withASTM standards. The addition of nanoclay increased the mechanical properties of fabricatedcomposites. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) images revealed the causes of specimenfailure. Four factors viz., nanoclay wt.%, speed, load, and time at three levels are consid-ered a wear test on a pin-on-disc machine. The design of experiments (Taguchi design) isapplied for the experimentation, and analysis of variance is established through Minitab 19software. Results revealed that the nanoclay addition improved the resistance to wear ofepoxy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys