Wear And Coefficient Of Friction Characteristics Of Asbestos & Cnt Reinforced Friction Material
Abstract- The present invention relates to a friction material surfaces and components thereof. The invention further relates
to friction developed in clutches or brakes. A friction material has a resin amount distribution that is the largest at a portion
near non-friction surface.Friction materials are applicable for braking and transmission in various machines and equipment.
Their composition keeps changing to keep pace with technological development and environmental/legal requirements. As
per available literature, asbestos has been used as a friction material because of its good physical and chemical properties.
The friction material is made by molding and curing process with a composition of iron fibers, phenol formaldehyde,
Asbestos & Carbon Nanotubes as the major ingredient. Phenol resin is used as a binder in preparing the friction material.
The graphite is inseparably contained in the mixture of cashew Nut shell liquid and based on the experiments the material
shows a high frictional coefficient and reduced wear rate when compared with the literature available.