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Material selection method in design of automotive brake disc

Maleque, Md. Abdul and Dyuti, S. and Rahman, Md. Mustafizur (2010) Material selection method in design of automotive brake disc. In: World Congress on Engineering 2010 , 30 June to 2 July 2010, London, United Kingdom.

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An automotive brake disc or rotor is a device for slowing or stopping the motion of a wheel while it runs at a certain speed. The widely used brake rotor material is cast iron which consumes much fuel due to its high specific gravity. The aim of this paper is to develop the material selection method and select the optimum material for the application of brake disc system emphasizing on the substitution of this cast iron by any other lightweight material. Two methods are introduced for the selection of materials, such as cost per unit property and digital logic methods. Material performance requirements were analyzed and alternative solutions were evaluated among cast iron, aluminium alloy, titanium alloy, ceramics and composites. Mechanical properties including compressive strength, friction coefficient, wear resistance, thermal conductivity and specific gravity as well as cost, were used as the key parameters in the material selection stages. The analysis led to aluminium metal matrix composite as the most appropriate material for brake disc system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6103/1662
Uncontrolled Keywords: brake disc, material selection, cost per unit strenghth method, digital logic method
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 16:04
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 16:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1662

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