1979-02-01

Brake Lining Mechanical Properties, Laboratory Specimen Studies 790715

All automotive brake linings have mechanical strength and thermal expansion properties which vary with orientation. This paper describes laboratory equipment and test procedures which characterize lining strength and expansion behavior, using small specimens. A benchtop testing device is introduced which can be used to perform shear and tensile tests on lining samples and singly-riveted lining assemblies. Results are presented for a representative group of production and experimental linings. Applications are discussed.

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