Thermal Analysis of Friction Materials

  • Michael G. Jacko


A polymer-bound friction material such as an automotive brake lining is a complex system (Figure 1) consisting of (a) an organic resin binder, such as a phenolic or a modified phenolic; (b) asbestos fibre, which is a reinforcing agent; (c) friction property modifiers. A typical photomicrograph (Figure 2) shows the physical appearance of the ingredients in the bulk of the lining. Also shown is the layer affected by heat generated at the lining-drum interface.


Differential Thermal Analysis Curve Friction Material Magnesium Hydroxide Friction Modifier Cashew Nutshell Liquid 
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© Plenum Press 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael G. Jacko
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  1. 1.Bendix Research LaboratoriesSouthfieldUSA

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