Effect Of Laser Irradiation On Abrasive Wear Of Glass Fibre Polyester Composite
Published 1996 · Materials Science
Low power laser irradiation improves the wear resistance of glass-fibre-reinforced polyester composites, if irradiation time is restricted to short periods. Laser irradiation (i) enhances crosslinking in unsaturated polyester, (ii) modifies surface microstructure and (iii) increases the hardness of the composite material. Improved mechanical properties, in turn, increase the material's resistance to wear.