The main objective of this investigation is the synthesis and characterization of an asbestos-free carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced Boscage pad material that offers excellent tribological properties similar to those of conventional brake pads. Padding, lubricants, binders and abrasives were added to the polymer resin matrix to incorporate anti-dissociation and wear packages. Compound separation and wear packages were measured using a computer-aided wear tester. Carbon nanotube-reinforced Boscage liners showed increased wear and cracking compared to conventional Boscage liners. Characterization of the breakliner was performed by EDX, SEM and XRD, showing invariant dissipation of the carbon nanotubes within the malix. Buchliner thermogravimetric analysis showed improved thermal stability of the CNT-enhanced mixture.

Author(s) Details:

A. R. Shashikala,
Department of Chemistry, Presidency University, Bengaluru, India.

B. S. Sridhar,
Department of IEM, MSRIT, Bengaluru, India.

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Keywords: CNTs, iron fibers, phenol formaldehyde resin, brake liner