Mechanics & Industry
Volume 15, Number 4, 2014
|Page(s)||279 - 285|
|Published online||20 June 2014|
Materials selection for eco-aware lightweight friction material
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia
Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100
Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
2 Centre for Advanced Research on Energy, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
3 Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
a Corresponding author:
Accepted: 16 May 2014
In the automotive industry, non-asbestos based components, such as brake pads, have been in high demand due to environmental and human health concerns. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to select an alternative friction material, which is eco-aware lightweight, cost effective, and non-toxic. This will be accomplished using Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES) Edupack software, embedded within an Eco-Audit Tool. For verification, a comparative study using the Pugh method was also investigated. The results show that Kenaf, which is a commodity plant in Malaysia, is the most suitable alternative friction material that passes all of the design stages and consumes less energy, compared to asbestos and other potential materials.
Key words: Eco-lightweight / friction materials / CES Edupack / Pugh method
© AFM, EDP Sciences 2014
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