Examination of Wear Resistance of Polymer – Basalt Composites

Olivine basalt, as a natural material, has excellent physical and mechanical properties such as hardness, compressive strength, wear resistance, color and gloss. On the other hand, it is difficult for processing, because of its high values of mechanical properties.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

Retention of physical and mechanical properties of basalt and its formation is only possible by mixing basalt powder with polymers, which would enable the composite material that can be formed by the casting process into complex shapes. The mechanical properties of the obtained composites and production technologies are, to a great extent, unknown in both, local and foreign literature. Researchers conducted and presented in this paper show an overview of tribological behavior of the basaltic composite material,  and some technological parameters of the production process.

Based on the obtained results, it can be determined the best ratio of components in the composite. These data are important for the development of new composite materials based on basalt, which will have significant application in the future.

A. Todić¹, D. Čikara¹, V. Lazić², T. Todić¹, I. Čamagić¹, A. Skulić, D. Čikara³
¹University of Priština, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia.
²University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Engineering, Serbia.
³University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metalurgy, Serbia.

Companies: Mechanical Properties

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