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Friction Material Composites

Materials Perspective

Sundarkrishnaa, K. L.

2012, XXVI, 333 p. 210 illus., 64 illus. in color.

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  • Explains in stages a new concept of BFMC Brake friction material composite
  • Explains friction from the basic to the latest understanding at the nanolevel applied to braking needs
  • Defines the system as non linear supported with the detailed test results and with many illustrations
  • Discusses in detailed processes and route selection based on material sensitivities and functional requirements
  • Gives clear instructions to auto industry for designing the brake system
Friction Material Composites is the first of the five volumes which strongly educates and updates engineers and other professionals in braking industries, research and test labs. It explains besides the formulation of design processes and its complete manufacturing input. This book gives an idea of mechanisms of friction and how to control them by designing .The book is  useful for designers  of automotive, rail and aero industries for designing the brake systems effectively with the integration of friction material composite design which is critical. It clearly  emphasizes the driving  safety and how serious designers should  select the design input. The significance of friction material component like brake pad or a liner as an integral part of the brake system of vehicles is explained. AFM pictures at nanolevel illustrate broadly the explanations given.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Advanced Polymers - BFMC - Friction Material Composites - Friction Material laws and Rules - Frictional Torque - Material for Brakes, Automobile and Rails - Multicomponent and Multimatrix - Nonlinear,Dynamic, Aperiodic, Deterministic Systems - Quasicrystals

Related subjects » Condensed Matter Physics - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics - Nanotechnology - Special types of Materials

Table of contents 

Frictional force.- Rolling motion.- Design essentials for brake friction composite material - automobile and rail applications.- Formulation design.- General property requirements in a friction material design.- Friction material laws and rules governautomobile and rail ing a design.-Functional role of raw materials in brake friction material composite design.- Useful manufacturing guidelines for secondary market automobile brake friction material pad/liner suppliers.- Quality control design most suited for friction material industry ISO 9000, 9001, QS 9000, QS 14000 and TQM.

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