• Wear rate and surface coating optimization of coconut coir-based polymer using fuzzy logic

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      Natural fiber–polymer composites; coating; surface properties; fuzzy logic.

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      The use of fuzzy logic for modeling surface parameters of coconut coir-based composite is the focus of this research paper. Natural fiber–polymer composite has been developed by combining coconut coir as a stimulator and polyester as a fixative. This sturdy material is resistant to scratches in the coating process on the surface layer of composite material. The specimen of this composite material is fabricated by different coir fiber and resin content. A polyurethane coating is also applied with varied thickness to give better wear rate and surface coating properties. A fuzzy logic approach is adopted to invent the optimal wear rate and surface coating using coating thickness and fiber content properties. The results indicate the best combinations of coatingthickness and its surface roughness of the sandwiches. MATLAB 7 is used in this work.

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      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai 602105, India
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