Effect of Rice Husk Addition on The Density and Impact Strength of Epoxy-Matric Composite Materials as Candidates for Eco-Friendly Brake Pads

Deni Fajar, Fitriyana and Muhammad Bustanul, Aripin and Saeful, Dimyati and Rusiyanto, Rusiyanto and Rahmat Doni, Widodo and Aldias, Bahatmaka and Samsudin, Anis and Wirawan, Sumbodo and Da Silva Guterres, Natalino Fonseca (2023) Effect of Rice Husk Addition on The Density and Impact Strength of Epoxy-Matric Composite Materials as Candidates for Eco-Friendly Brake Pads. Journal of Innovation and Technology, 2023 (23). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2805-5179

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Automotive industry growth leads to increased demand for friction materials for brake pads. Asbestos is frequently employed because of its robustness and cost-effectiveness. Nevertheless, asbestos is a known carcinogen and has the potential to induce lung cancer. Hence, it is imperative to do research to identify an alternative substance to replace asbestos in brake pads. This study aims to investigate the impact of incorporating rice husk into epoxy matrix composites on the density and impact strength of the resulting materials, which are being considered as potential environmentally sustainable brake pads. The hand layup method was employed in this study to fabricate composite specimens. In this study, rice husk was utilized as a reinforcing agent, comprising 50% of the weight fraction in a composite material with an epoxy matrix. The composite material was combined with epoxy resin and hardener and then dried. It was subsequently divided into sections following the dimensions specified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard. The sections were then tested to determine their density, hardness, and impact resistance. The study findings indicate that the composite specimen including rice husk exhibits a greater density of 1.35 g/cm3 , in contrast to the epoxy specimen with a 1.21 g/cm3 density. The augmentation in density holds significant importance in terms of load-bearing capability and resistance against damage. Incorporating rice husk into the composite material enhances its mechanical characteristics by diminishing porosity and augmenting impact resistance. The composite density attained in this investigation is within the spectrum of densities reported in brake pads available in the market

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composites; brake pads; rice husk; epoxy resin
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email masilah.mansor@newinti.edu.my
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 09:16
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2024 02:18
URI: http://eprints.intimal.edu.my/id/eprint/1891

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