Effect of Calcining Temperature of Ceramic Powders Prepared from TEOS/Boehmite Sol-Gel on Tribological Behavior of Brake Lining Materials
This study is to investigate tribological behavior of brake lining materials by hot pressing commercial friction powders with ceramic powders prepared by TEOS / boehmite sol-gel. The stoichiometric ratios of TEOS / boehmite sol-gel were kept constant but calcinated at different temperature to fabricate different homemade ceramic powders. The various phases of ceramic powders such as γ-Al2O3, δ-Al2O3, θ-Al2O3, α-Al2O3, cristobalite and mullite were formed during the preparation process starting from TEOS / boehmite sol-gel solution. The XRD observations reveal the final compositions of these homemade powders were strongly related to the calcining temperature. The brake lining specimens made from TEOS / boehmite sol-gel calcinated at higher temperature show better tribological performance. The brake lining specimen with α-Al2O3 and mullite which were transformed from TEOS / boehmite sol-gel calcinated at 1300°C shows the most stable friction coefficient and the lowest mass loss during wear tests.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
K.J. Lee et al., "Effect of Calcining Temperature of Ceramic Powders Prepared from TEOS/Boehmite Sol-Gel on Tribological Behavior of Brake Lining Materials", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 950-955, 2010