Evaluation of commercial aftermarket brake pads performance

The evaluation of the performance of brake pads involves friction test and wear characteristics of friction material. Different countries practice different regulations, which set the minimum requirement for the friction materials to perform. The main procedures that are publicly available and can be referred include Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), J Standards or Recommended Practices, International Standards(ISO) and ECE Regulations (UNECE). It should be noted that during the period of this study, the Malaysian government has already implemented United Nation Regulation 90 (UN R90) and Malaysian Standard (MS) 1164:2015 for replacement brake pads. However, the regulations are still not gazetted. This report presents the performance of aftermarket brake pads without any marked proof of certification sold in Malaysian market and suggests a direction for future developments. An experimental investigation was conducted to evaluate the performance analysis of commercial brake pads sold in Malaysia. The brake pads selected in this study belong to a large circulation vehicle in Malaysia, which also establish a high number of sales. Convenience sampling was done in Klang Valley area to investigate the purchase price sold for this selected model. Based on the price, an original and two aftermarket brake pads were selected for on-road performance test, where the approach was made according to UNR90.Results of the performance obtained by the brake pads are evaluated and discussed in this report. It was found that both aftermarket brake pads surpassed the requirement of UN R90 with REM1 shows greater performance than REM2. However, REM1 also recorded the highest wear rate after the test, followed by REM2 and OEM. The materials properties of all tested brake pads were further evaluated for further comprehension of the friction materials.

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    • Issue Number: 215

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  • Accession Number: 01638011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2017 11:29AM