A novel study of hybrid brake pad composites: new formulation, tribological behaviour and characterisation of microstructure

Öktem H. , Akincioglu S., Uygur I., Akincioglu G.

PLASTICS RUBBER AND COMPOSITES, vol.50, no.5, pp.249-261, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14658011.2021.1898881
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-261
  • Keywords: Composite brake pad, friction coefficient, specific wear rate, microstructure, contact plateaus


In the production of brake pad composites, a well-designed new composition formulation plays a key role in improving performance. The purpose of this study; was to investigate the effectiveness of a specifically developed formulation under brake-test conditions. The composition of the brake lining consists of 18 powder materials. As the friction adjuster, Petro-coke powder was used instead of Cashew, which is cheaper and more readily available. The wear tests were carried out in a special design test device simulated close to the real environment. The results obtained have been compared with commercial brake pads. The friction coefficient values decrease with increasing disc temperatures. Brake tests showed that as a friction modifier, petro-coke provided a more effective stabilizer for the friction coefficient and improved the specific wear rate. Also the study can be utilized effectively in determining the friction coefficient and the specific wear rate of designed brake composites.