Title: Friction and wear behaviour of boron mixed brake pad

Authors: Y.B. Mohd Nizam, W.B. Wan Nik, H.B. Senin

Addresses: Department of Engineering Science, University Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu 21030, Malaysia. ' Department of Engineering Science, University Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu 21030, Malaysia. ' Department of Engineering Science, University Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu 21030, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper discusses on how boron stabilises the friction and wear behaviour of the brake pad at various temperatures. A total of 16 samples were prepared and a friction test machine was used in the experiment. The friction and wear tests were conducted at the pressure of 125 MPa with temperatures ranging from 100°C to 350°C. The results showed that the friction coefficient and wear rate of samples that were mixed with boron constantly changed with the increment of temperature. The findings suggested that boron can be used as part of the brake pad composition as it could effectively stabilise the friction and increase wear resistance.

Keywords: friction coefficient; wear rates; boron; brake pads; wear resistance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPTECH.2009.026379

International Journal of Precision Technology, 2009 Vol.1 No.2, pp.208 - 212

Available online: 08 Jun 2009 *

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