Effect of resin properties on friction material performance 2019-01-1444
Phenolic resin is commonly used as a binder in order to maintain the structural component of friction materials. Each kind of phenolic resin shows the variation of flow distance and curing time, which affect the friction material performance. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to study the effect of phenolic resin properties on the friction material performance. Various properties of phenolic resin such as flow distance and curing time were examined by resin flow test and differential scanning calorimeter. The tribological and physical properties of brake pads will be investigated. This research will help to choose phenolic resin properly in order to produce brake pads with highest brake performance.