Author of International Book Publications.

Title 1 -600 pages Title - "Friction Material Composites" Subtitle-Material perspectives - Authored , published on 11/1/2013 from Springer , Berlin \ Germany

Title 2- 550 pages Title - " Friction and wear design"- Subtitle - Simulation and Interconnecting processes due for Manuscript submission to Springer in March 2013

Title 3 - 300 pages Title - " Brake Friction Material Composites " -Interphases due for submission Nov 2013

Title 4 - 700 pages Title - " Brake system integration of Friction material composites" subtitle -Not decided yet due for submission in 2013

Title 5 - 500 pages Title - Brake Friction Material Composites- Current trend. Subtitle - Future possibilities. Due in June 2014

Friction Material Composites

  • Explains in stages a new concept of BFMC Brake friction material composite
  • Explains friction from the basic to the latest understanding at the nanolevel applied to braking needs
  • Defines the system as non linear supported with the detailed test results and with many illustrations
  • Discusses in detailed processes and route selection based on material sensitivities and functional requirements
  • Gives clear instructions to auto industry for designing the brake system
  • Friction Material Composites is the first of the five volumes which strongly educates and updates engineers and other professionals in braking industries, research and test labs. It explains besides the formulation of design processes and its complete manufacturing input. This book gives an idea of mechanisms of friction and how to control them by designing .The book is useful for designers of automotive, rail and aero industries for designing the brake systems effectively with the integration of friction material composite design which is critical. It clearly emphasizes the driving safety and how serious designers should select the design input. The significance of friction material component like brake pad or a liner as an integral part of the brake system of vehicles is explained. AFM pictures at nanolevel illustrate broadly the explanations given.

    Content Level » Professional/practitioner

    Keywords » Advanced Polymers - BFMC - Friction Material Composites - Friction Material laws and Rules - Frictional Torque - Material for Brakes, Automobile and Rails - Multicomponent and Multimatrix - Nonlinear,Dynamic, Aperiodic, Deterministic Systems - Quasicrystals

    Related subjects » Condensed Matter Physics - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics -Nanotechnology - Special types of Materials


    Frictional force.- Rolling motion.- Design essentials for brake friction composite material - automobile and rail applications.- Formulation design.- General property requirements in a friction material design.- Friction material laws and rules govern automobile and railing a design.-Functional role of raw materials in brake friction material composite design.- Useful manufacturing guidelines for secondary market automobile brake friction material pad/liner suppliers.- Quality control design most suited for friction material industry ISO 9000, 9001, QS 9000, QS 14000 and TQM.

    Review by W. Scholtz – Technical Director, Safe line Brakes, South Africa:

    This handbook is converging all the related disciplines of science of brake friction materials design in 5 volumes. The competitive books are either too generalized or too focused on one aspect of either tribology or tribo-chemical interfaces or sub-atomic models of the friction phenomenon. This handbook fills the gap in systematic knowledge and education of brake engineers about brake systems that is not available to manufacturers. By further reviewing the topics of the multi-volume handbook, I see that these volumes will be a valuable contribution to the professional scientific community. These books aim to not only educate the layman but also contribute to true science. In this handbook it is planned to cover brake material design from vehicle data calculations through testing procedures as well as covering process and manufacturing thereof. By coining and scientifically defining Brake Friction Material Composites (BFMC), the myths surrounding brake friction material design are disentangled. The acronym Brake Friction Material Composites means defining it as rigorous as Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) and others. A proper understanding of fully characterized brake composites is essential for good friction materials design. It is our sincere wish that this handbook will contribute to radically reduce the gap of needed knowledge and to increase the knowledge of engineers as well as the quality of their products.

    Review by Jon Leist, Application Development Engineer – Automotive, Momentive

    I believe this handbook will be of great interest to theorists in the friction materials community. It will be useful to those building models to explain and simulate the varied and interconnected processes at work in a composite friction material. Models such as these enable the formulator to have a broad understanding and see processes at work that are the source of physical and chemical reactions, as well as contribute to the noise mechanisms at work in the rotor/pad interface. The complexity of friction material composites requires fundamental aspects, as well as application background, to be well understood in order to develop effective material solutions.

    Review by Prof. J. Parisi

    The topic is of current interest and has good application potential. A large interest of related is expected engineers in this book is expected.

    Research Publications

    Morphological observations of lead ore Galena grafted in between Polymer Composite layers formulated with styrenated methacrylated Vinyl estersystem.

    Journal: Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering, USA, 35(1) (139-146) 1996. Borated polymer composites for fast neutron shielding (Americium-Beryllium source).

    Journal: Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering USA 35(4), 561-566 (1996) Toughness improvement with matrix alteration with other phase inclusions -an approach towards solution for squeal noise and effective braking.

    Presented as a poster presentation at Heraeus conference 2002 in Germany.

    Novel BMI matrix in friction material composite for high temperature / high speed Wear. Accepted for presentation in Dec 2003.

    International Conference on advanced materials at Singapore. (ICMAT 2003)

    Static and Dynamic coefficient of friction ratio-a comparison between Asbestos and Non Asbestos systems with no Kevlar. An exercise to understand the Noise Issue.

    Presented Poster presentation at ICMAT2005/ICAM 2005 Singapore. (T symposium) Static to Dynamic coefficient of friction ratio-an attempt to solve the noise issue.