Design, characterization, and performance analysis of miscanthus fiber reinforced composite for brake application

  • Mohamed KCHAOU 1Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia 2Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems (LASEM), National Engineering School of Sfax, University of Sfax, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia
  • Recai KUS
  • S. Mano HARAN


This study deals with the development of new friction materials by incorporating miscanthus fiber (5, 10 and 15 weight %, noted Mat1, Mat2 and Mat3 respectively). The friction materials were tested for their physical, mechanical, and microstructural properties as per international standard. The performance analysis was carried out using Chase friction test rig. Results revealed that the biomass is beneficial with good fade, wear resistance, and recovery characteristics, with the same trend of other natural fibers. Therefore, this natural ingredient proved to be useful in the development of brake friction material.

Industrial Engineering