Root cause study of corrosion stiction by brake pads on the grey iron disc

Jaehyun Gweon, Jongsung Park, Wan Kyu Lee, Doo Yeon Kim, Ho Jang

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Corrosion stiction at the sliding interface of a brake system was investigated to identify its leading cause and countermeasure. Porosity, acidity, hydrophobicity, strength, contact stiffness, and contact area of commercial brake pads were examined to find the correlation with corrosion stiction. Results showed that the compliant brake pads with low cohesive strength showed high stiction forces owing to the larger contact area after brake applications than stiff pads. Electrochemical analysis of the corroded interface supports the contact area dependency of the stiction force, suggesting that corrosion stiction can be reduced by minimizing the contacts on the brake pad surface.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105583
JournalEngineering Failure Analysis
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct


  • Friction material
  • Graphitic corrosion
  • Interface
  • Rust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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