The effect of boron on the performance of automotive brake

A. Muzathik 1, 2 ,
1 Department of Maritime Technology, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka

World Journal of Engineering

ISSN: 1708-5284

Publication date: 20 February 2014


Friction material in an automotive brake system plays an important role for effective and safe brake performance. A single material has never been sufficient to solve performance related issues. Current research aimed to examine properties of Boron mixed brake pads by comparing them with the commercial brake pads. Friction coefficient of Boron mixed brake pads and commercial brake pads were significantly different and increased with the increase in surface roughness. The abrupt reduction of friction coefficient is more significant in commercial brake pad samples than in Boron mixed brake pad formulations. Fade occurred in commercial brake pad sample at lower temperatures. Boron formulations are more stable than their commercial counterparts.



Muzathik, A., Nizam, Y., Ahmad, M. and Nik, W. (2014), "The effect of boron on the performance of automotive brake", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 523-528.

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