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The development of an optimum material selection process for the design of automative brake rotor

Maleque, Md. Abdul and Sarker, Dyuti (2010) The development of an optimum material selection process for the design of automative brake rotor. In: 2010 International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials (icpeam2010), 15th-17th June 2010, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

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The function of an automotive brake rotor is to slow or stop 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. In this paper a systematic material selection process using digital logic methods were developed to substitute this cast iron by any other lightweight material. 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 optimum material for brake rotor system. A conceptual design of a brake rotor was developed based on most optimum candidate material.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6103/2083
Uncontrolled Keywords: Material selection, brake rotor, digital logic method, conceptual design
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 07:40
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 09:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2083

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