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Friction Material Composites

Copper-/Metal-Free Material Design Perspective

  • Displays new nomenclatures and definitions on brake friction material composites

  • Gives a comprehensive survey of friction material composites including manufacturing and formulation inputs

  • Presents non-metallic friction materials design

  • 2nd edition extended by the presentation of the latest copper-free design in friction material composites under the legislation of the USA banning copper due to environmental problems

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Springer Series in Materials Science (SSMATERIALS, volume 171)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Frictional Force—Introduction

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 1-74
  3. Rolling Motion

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 99-130
  4. Formulation Design

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 131-191
  5. Design of Experiments

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 193-203
  6. BFMC—Processing

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 205-272
  7. BFMC—Formulations and Processes

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 273-286
  8. Laws and Rules Governing Friction Materials

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 287-290
  9. Total Quality Management

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 291-309
  10. Test Requirements in an Automotive BFMC Design

    • K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 327-358
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 359-372

About this book

This book examines material composites used in connection with brake friction, their design and safety. To aid in understanding, the essentials of friction are explained. This second edition was extended to include friction material composites without copper, as they offer an environmentally friendlier option. The second edition is intended to support beginners by offering insights into the essentials of friction material composites, helping them to develop a broader understanding of brake friction materials. Friction materials find wide-ranging applications in household and industrial appliances, brake pads for automotive applications, rail brake friction pads and composition brake blocks. This second edition is an introductory volume to a set of related books, and is based on the author’s experience and expertise with various material manufacturers, brake manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers, researchers and testing labs around the world with which the author has been associated for the past 28 years.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen Centre for Advanced Friction Products Limited (ECFAFPL), Chennai, India

    K. L. Sundarkrishnaa

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Friction Material Composites

  • Book Subtitle: Copper-/Metal-Free Material Design Perspective

  • Authors: K. L. Sundarkrishnaa

  • Series Title: Springer Series in Materials Science

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14069-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-14068-1Published: 31 March 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34263-4Published: 05 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-14069-8Published: 20 March 2015

  • Series ISSN: 0933-033X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-2812

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XXXIV, 372

  • Number of Illustrations: 102 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: First Edition was published in 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-33450-4

  • Topics: Automotive Engineering, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films, Classical Mechanics

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eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
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  • Read on any device
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  • Own it forever
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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