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Analysis of a Cashew Shell and Fly Ash Rich Brake Liner Composite Material

R. Selvam1,*, L. Ganesh Babu2, Joji Thomas3, R. Prakash1, T. Karthikeyan1, T. Maridurai4

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Mechatronics, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chouksey Engineering College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha School of Engineering, SIMATS, Chennai, India

* Corresponding Authors: R. Selvam. Email: ,

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Fluid Dynamics and Functional Materials)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2023, 19(3), 569-577.


Hybrid materials collected from organic and inorganic sources, which are traditionally used as brake lining materials, generally include fly ash, cashew shell powder, phenolic resins, aluminium wool, barites, lime powder, carbon powder and copper powder. The present research focuses on the specific effects produced by fly ash and aims to provide useful indications for the replacement of asbestos due to the health hazards caused by the related fibers. Furthermore, the financial implications related to the use of large-volume use of fly ash, lime stone and cashew shell powder, readily available in most countries in the world, are also discussed. It is shown that many manufacturing and automotive industries, which are currently experiencing difficulties in meeting the increasing demand for brake lining material, may take advantage from the proposed solution.

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Analysis of a Cashew Shell and Fly Ash Rich Brake Liner Composite Material


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Selvam, R., Babu, L. G., Thomas, J., Prakash, R., Karthikeyan, T. et al. (2023). Analysis of a Cashew Shell and Fly Ash Rich Brake Liner Composite Material. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 19(3), 569–577.

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