Title: Characterisation and comparison of disc brake pads of heavy vehicles by experimental methods

Authors: Polat Topuz; Zekeriya Yaşar Cömert; Ahmet Topuz

Addresses: Gedik Vocational School, İstanbul Gedik University, Sülüntepe Mh., Yunus Emre Cd., No. 1/1, 34913, Şeyhli, Pendik, İstanbul, Turkey ' Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department, Yıldız Technical University, Davutpaşa Kampüsü, 34210, Esenler, İstanbul, Turkey ' Mechanical Engineering Department, İstanbul Arel University, Türkoba Mahallesi Erguvan Sokak No. 26/K 34537, Tepekent – Büyükçekmece, İstanbul, Turkey

Abstract: In this study, characteristics of disc brake pads of heavy vehicles produced by three different manufacturers were compared experimentally. The former pad is the original (OEM), the latter pad is the subsidiary industrial production (SIPM), and the third pad is the Turkish production (TM). These brake pads which have different compositions; components, wear and friction characteristics, mechanical and physical properties were investigated and also the environment and usage were compared among each other. For chemical analysis, energy distribution spectroscopy (EDS) system integrated with scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) device were used. Thermal gravimetric (TG) analysis was performed to determine the mass losses in the pad materials. Wear friction tests of pads were made according to JIS D 4411 standard. Apart from these, the hardness, density and internal shear strength values of the pads are measured.

Keywords: heavy vehicle disc brake pads; brake pad manufacturers; brake pad compositions; wear; friction; brake pad properties; SEM; EDS system; XRF; TGA; environment and usage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2019.103930

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2019 Vol.13 No.4, pp.283 - 292

Received: 21 Mar 2019
Accepted: 22 May 2019

Published online: 28 Nov 2019 *

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