Composite Materials – Braking Systems


Engineering Studies – P3 Braking Systems – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic investigates the use of composite materials in braking systems. The materials and the manufacturing techniques use are key concepts.

Key Concepts

  • Composite materials used in braking pads
  • Manufacturing methods of composite materials

Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss the reasons why composite materials are used in brake pads and braking components.
  2. What manufacturing methods are used to form composite brake pads?