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Friction Material Composites

Copper-/Metal-Free Material Design Perspective


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 171)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 1-74
  3. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 99-130
  4. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 131-191
  5. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 193-203
  6. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 205-272
  7. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 273-286
  8. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 287-290
  9. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 291-309
  10. K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
    Pages 327-358
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 359-372

About this book


This book examines material composites used in connection with brake friction, their design and safety. To aid in understanding, the essentials of friction are explained. This second edition was extended to include friction material composites without copper, as they offer an environmentally friendlier option. The second edition is intended to support beginners by offering insights into the essentials of friction material composites, helping them to develop a broader understanding of brake friction materials. Friction materials find wide-ranging applications in household and industrial appliances, brake pads for automotive applications, rail brake friction pads and composition brake blocks. This second edition is an introductory volume to a set of related books, and is based on the author’s experience and expertise with various material manufacturers, brake manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers, researchers and testing labs around the world with which the author has been associated for the past 28 years.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ellen Centre for Advanced Friction Products Limited (ECFAFPL)ChennaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Friction Material Composites
  • Book Subtitle Copper-/Metal-Free Material Design Perspective
  • Authors K. L. Sundarkrishnaa
  • Series Title Springer Series in Materials Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Ser. Materials
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-14068-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34263-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-14069-8
  • Series ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-2812
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXXIV, 372
  • Number of Illustrations 102 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information First Edition was published in 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-33450-4
  • Topics Automotive Engineering
    Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
    Classical Mechanics
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