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Material Selection Procedure for Disc Brake Rotor


Pritam Raychand Kanade , Jaihind collage of engineering pune; Raj Mankar, Jaihind collage of engineering pune


Brake Disc, Material Selection, Cost per Unit Strength Method, Digital Logic Method


An automotive brake disc rotor is a device is use to 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 main purpose of this paper is to develop the material selection technique and choice the finest 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 wants were analyzed and different solutions were evaluated among cast iron, aluminum 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 aluminum metal matrix composite as the most suitable material for brake disc system.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I41461
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 1737-1741

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