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Preparation and Evaluation of Low-cost Asbestos Free Brake Pad Material Using Mustard Husk Additives

Tushar Rai and S.J. Pawar

Abstract

This study assessed the performance of vehicle brake pads made from the mustard husk, silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, graphite, and epoxy resin binder. The mustard husk is used as a replacement for asbestos because asbestos is toxic and hazardous; additionally, it causes several health problems like lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. In this study, the mustard husk is used as filler material, silicon carbide is used as heat dissipating material, aluminum oxide is used as abrasive material, graphite is used as lubricating material, and epoxy resin is used as binding material. The produced brake pad samples were put through different tests like microhardness test, compressive strength test, pin on disc wear test, and water and oil absorption test. The wear of brake pads has been tested at different speeds. The results revealed that the sample having 40% mustard husk in the composite as a filler content has high microhardness, high compressive strength, low water, and oil absorption, and low wear rate. This study shows that mustard husk is a possible alternative to asbestos in brake pad materials.

Published on: May 14, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s1-105
Citation: Rai T, Pawar SJ. 2023. Preparation and Evaluation of Low-cost Asbestos Free Brake Pad Material Using Mustard Husk Additives. NanoWorld J 9(S1): S544-S549.

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