Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2016, Page: 66-78
Development and Assessment of Composite Brake Pad Using Pulverized Cocoa Beans Shells Filler
Adeyemi Ibukun Olabisi., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Warri, Nigeria
Ademoh Nuhu. Adam, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Okwu Modestus Okechukwu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Warri, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 9, 2015;       Accepted: Oct. 21, 2015;       Published: Apr. 13, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.20160502.16      View  3647      Downloads  105
Abstract
Application of asbestos in friction material after a very long period is now discouraged due to its carcinogenic nature. There is need for alternative (human friendly) friction material. Hence the development of asbestos-free friction material from an agro-waste (cocoa beans shells - CBS) as filler element cum other additives was undertaken using powder metallurgy technique. The particulate size of the filler material considered was 300µm and epoxy resin was used as binder. The produced brake pad samples were analyzed by evaluating their mechanical, physical, and tribological properties. Based on the investigated properties of the developed brake pad, reducing the filler content increased the wear rate, tensile strength, compressive strength, while hardness, density, water absorption, oil absorption and thermal conductivity varied differently. Coefficient of friction increased with increase in the filler wt%. The results showed that CBS particles could be effectively used as replacement for asbestos in automotive brake pad manufacture.
Keywords
Asbestos-Free, Composite Brake Pad, Cocoa Beans Shells (CBS), Mechanical and Tribological Properties
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Adeyemi Ibukun Olabisi., Ademoh Nuhu. Adam, Okwu Modestus Okechukwu, Development and Assessment of Composite Brake Pad Using Pulverized Cocoa Beans Shells Filler, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, pp. 66-78. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.20160502.16
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