TitleCharacteristics of friction material using kenaf as a friction modifier
SourceAsiatrib-2018, pp. 462-463
AuthorR.J. Talib, M.A. Selamat, N.A. Nordin, A. Jumahat, H. Sharudin, A.M. Zaharudin


Four brake friction material formulations have been prepared through powder metallurgy route. Sample K was used a reference sample without composed of kenaf. Selecting sample KB as based formulation, volume percentage (vol. %) of kenaf was increased by 50 vol.% in sample KC and decreased by 50 vol.%, in sample KA. The samples were examined for their porosity, hardness, COF and thicknes loss properties. Sample KA, KB, KC which composed of kenaf had higher COF than sample K (without composed of kenaf). Test results show that sample KB which was composed of 10 volume percentage of kenaf fibres is the best formulation based of COF and thickness loss results. Thus, it could be concluded that kenaf fibres can be used as a friction modifer in brake friction material formulations. 


Asiatrib-2018, pp. 462-463