The effect of Jatropha oil cake (JOC) filler incorporation into glass fabric-epoxy (G-E) composites and its sliding wear and
mechanical properties were evaluated. The sliding distance and applied load are the process parameters at constant sliding
velocity. The results show that JOC-filled composites exhibit better sliding wear performance at all test conditions. The
wear loss increases with an ... [Show full abstract] increase in sliding distance and applied load, whereas under the same conditions, the specific
wear rate decreases. The operating wear mechanisms have been studied at higher and lower sliding distances at applied loads
of 10 and 20 N by using scanning electron microscope (SEM). The SEM results indicate more severe damage to matrix and glass
fibre in unfilled composite systems compared to JOC-filled composite.