Mechanical Properties and Wear Behavior of Brake Pads Produced from Palm Slag
Brake pads are important safety devices in vehicles. An effort to avoid the use of asbestos in brake pads has led to the development of asbestos-free brake pads that incorporate various organic and inorganic fillers. Palm slag as a filler in brake pads was investigated in this paper. Different processing pressures were employed during production of samples through compression molding. The properties examined included hardness, compressive strength, and wear behavior. The results showed that brake pad samples prepared with 60 tons of compression pressure resulted in the most desirable properties. Hence, palm slag has its own potential for use as a filler in asbestos-free brake pads.
C. M. R. Ghazali et al., "Mechanical Properties and Wear Behavior of Brake Pads Produced from Palm Slag", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 341-342, pp. 26-30, 2012