Article ID: 15-00743
In this paper, the fabrication method of the BP/C/C composites, and the effect of bamboo charcoal on the wear and friction properties were investigated. The matrix was phenol resin, and reinforcements were Bacterial Cellulose (BC) and Bamboo charcoal particles (BP) as Si additive. The effect of BP weight contents on wear and friction performance has been experimentally investigated. Samples were prepared by carbonizing at temperatures of 700°C to 1000°C. The wear tests were carried out by using pin on drum type wear testing apparatus for constant dry sliding conditions. From the experimental results of wear tests, the wear and friction properties of the BP/C/C composites were dependent on the content of BP wt% and carbonizing temperature. The composites with 5wt% BP carbonized at 900°C indicated the lowest friction coefficient of 0.14 among the composites. The composites with 5wt% BP carbonized at 1000°C exhibited the lowest wear rate of 2.25×10-10 [mm2/N]. Compared with the nano-C/C composites with BC and Phenol resin and the BP/C composites, the BP/C/C composites with optimum BP wt% at higher carbonizing temperature showed lower wear rate and friction coefficient. The experimental results indicated that bamboo charcoal can be applied as filler which can provide lower wear rate and friction coefficient.