Inertia Dynamometer Evaluation of Automotive Brake Pads produced from Palm Kernel Shell


Authors : K.K. Ikpambese; I.K Omenka; L. A. Enyejo

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6366712

This study investigates the use of inertia dynamometer as an alternative to actual vehicle testing for evaluation of automotive brake pad produced from palm kernel shell. The usage of palm kernel shell in place of asbestos in the production of brake pad was an attempt to enhance agricultural waste management and usage for automotive applications. Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) at varying percentages were added to aluminum oxide, calcium oxide, calcium carbonate and epoxy resin based on 176g weight of commercial brake pads. The produced pad were evaluated using the inertia dynamometer and Microstructural observation of samples were carried out to ascertain the wear pattern and distribution of various additives in friction materials using a digital metallurgical microscope.

Keywords : Inertia dynamometer, brake pad, palm kernel shell, wear rate, friction coefficient, asbestos.

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