Fly ash based sintered materials are identified as potential brake pad materials for wind turbines. However, fly ash based friction materials fabricated through conventional techniques results in more porosity and undesirable tribological properties. This study attempts to develop liquid phase sintering technology for fly ash using Cu as a liquid phase sintering agent. The study presents a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of microstructure, microhardness, and tribological performance of the specimens sintered in Argon and Air environment.
R. K. Kannan, Dr. Govindaraj M., and Vaira Vignesh R., “Development of Fly Ash based Friction Material for Wind Turbines by Liquid Phase Sintering Technology”, Journal of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology (Published Online). 2020.