The 7th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear (FFW 2018) was held on 9-10 July 2018, at Ghent University, Belgium. FFW 2018 brought together many academics, researchers, scientists from all around the world to exchange and share their experiences, studies, new ideas, research findings and results about all aspects of Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue of Materials, Tribology and Wear of Materials. The conference covered industrial engineering applications of the above topics including theoretical and analytical methods, numerical simulations and experimental techniques.
Professor Yusuf Şahin along with PhD students and faculty members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of Near East University attended the 7th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear (FFW 2018) and presented two articles that conducted collectively with Ghent University, Belgium within the scope of a project supported by TUBITAK.
According to the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Professor Yusuf Şahin along with PhD students Murat Yankaş, Anıl S. Tokdede and Certified Engineer Fatih Şahin attended FFW 2018 and presented two articles that conducted jointly with Professor P. De Baet, the Head of the Department Mechanical, Energy and Automation Engineering of Ghent University.
During the session held on Tuesday 10 July 2018, Professor Yusuf Şahin along with the engineer Fatih Şahin presented the article titled as “Dry wear behavior of basalt/carbon-reinforced epoxy composite by Taguchi method”. Following this presentation, Professor Yusuf Şahin along with Professor P. De Baet, M. Yankaş, and A.M. Tokdede presented their study on “Wear property of epoxy reinforced with carbon using a response surface methodology”. Both presentations attracted great interest of the attending body.
The articles that presented at FFW 2018 Conference were published in “Conference proceedings book” which will be sent to be indexed in Science Citation Index (SCI) and other international citation indexes.
Study on the improvement of the abrasive wear behavior of epoxy based basalt/carbon fabric-reinforced composites received great interest…
The study that presented by Professor Yusuf Şahin and his fellows probes into the dry abrasive wear behavior of epoxy based basalt/carbon fabric-reinforced composites and presents experimental data regarding the improvement of the dry abrasive wear by using surface response methodology. The experimental results show that the abrasive wear has been significantly reduced and there is almost no significant difference between the experimental results and the predicted results. The results show that the estimated result with the least abrasive wear has been achieved with 2.32% margin of error.
It is underlined that surface-response methodology (SRM), which is an important design and analysis technique, is very useful for developing technological fields and can reduce the cost about 4-5 times compared to traditional experimental methods.
Developing self-repairing epoxy composites can be formed by fiber/particle/dust…
The article co-authored by Professor Y. Şahin and Engineer Fatih Şahin presents a study on the dry wear behavior of basalt/carbon-reinforced epoxy composite by using Taguchi method. The study attaches a special focus on developing self-repairing epoxy composites. As the load, speed and hardness of the samples have significant effect, Taguchi L18 design has been adopted to find out the effects. The experimental results show that the wear resistance decreased with increasing load and speed, but increased with increasing hardness of the composites. Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) is also decreased with increasing load and speed while it rises with increasing hardness. Besides, analysis of variance shows that the wear resistance is significantly affected by load, followed by speed and hardness, respectively. The self-repairing epoxy system introduced by the study has also attracted great interest.