"Investigation of Dispersion of Nano-Graphite Particles in Polyamide using SEM & XRD"

Authors

Dr. Aravind K. U, Professor & Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering, East West College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

The purpose of investigation is to understand dispersion of graphite reinforced polyamide composites. The test was conducted as per design of experiment using pin-on-disc wear tester. Researchers have studied wear mechanism of nano-graphite in polyamide. The dispersion of the graphite particles were studied using SEM and XRD. Dispersion of graphite particles in polyamide composites and crystalline phase are found by using XRD. The relative intensities and their peak positions indicate the crystalline phase of the polyamide and graphite particles. SEM microscopy of polyamide and graphite composites with different wt% of graphite, load, sliding speed and distance conditions.