Evaluation of Milled Chamaerops Fruit Shell for Production of Brake Friction Materials
Brake pads are high consumable spare parts, so it must make brake pads of environmental materials which are available, cheap, safety and having properties such as; Friction Level. Brake pedal effort should be limit by elevation the coefficient of friction, Resistance to Oil and hydrophobic Contamination, Resistance to Wear, stable in Heat, Resistance to the Intensity of Pressure and Resistance to Moisture Sensitivity, Resistance to Wear, stable in Heat, Resistance to Oil and Water Contamination, Resistance to the Intensity of Pressure and Resistance to Moisture Sensitivity. The former Model of Brake Pads made of mixed of milled Chamaerops fruit shell, milled Nano white sandstone and quarried iron oxide in Nano size. An investigation by Fourier transform Infra-red spectrometry and scanning electron microscope required to test the formed disc of Brake Pads. Examined samples are safety (Eco-friendly) because it is free asbestos. The results show that examined samples are: high limit friction, resistance to oil and water absorption, highest tensile and compression properties, and thermal stability. Choice Chamaerops for making brake due to several reasons; (1) Chamaerops excelsa peroxidases (CEP) are very stable enzymes, which has a high ph. and thermal stability. (2) Chamaerops applied as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Steel. (3) Chamaerops contains tocols, carotenoids, and chlorophyll impart significant stability against oxidative deterioration.
Keywords: Chamaerops fruit shell, Brake Pads, Infra-red spectrometry, scanning electron microscope