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The Mechanical &Thermal Properties of Various Brake Rotors Materials: A Review

Journal: International Journal of Research in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (Vol.9, No. 11)

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Page : 84-115

Keywords : Automobiles; Brake Rotor; Cast Iron; Layered Steel; Aluminium; High Carbon Steel; Carbon Ceramic;

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The brake system is an important part of an automobile. It plays a vital role in helping the driver to reduce the speed of an automobile or to stop the automobile. Initially, when automobiles were first introduced, they were equipped with drum brakes. These drum brakes were cheap, easy to install and atmospheric agents cannot hinder their performance. Despite these advantages, the major disadvantage of the drum brake system is the poor heat dissipation. To tackle this problem, the automotive engineers came up with the disc brake system. The brake rotor is one of the most critical components of the disc brake system. The brake rotor is made up of a pure metal or a metal with certain reinforcements. These brake rotors are circular with perforations made in a particular manner to enable faster dissipation. These perforations help to reduce the weight of the disc brake rotor. The disc brake rotor is fixed to the wheel hub with brake calipers. In this review article, I will be critically analyzing various research articles on the thermal and mechanical properties of various brake rotor materials used in automobiles.

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