In this work, locally sourced organic wastes were used to produce brake pad using Taguchi experimental design. Organic wastes selected for production include seashell and snot apple fiber while graphite, ceramic wastes and araldite were used as friction modifier, abrasive and binder respectively. Nine samples were produced using Taguchi design technique by varying percentage composition and adopting constant process parameters. Sample characterization was carried out by investigating the tribological properties (wear rate and friction coefficient). The experimental findings revealed that optimal wear rate of the developed brake pad can be obtained using seashell (105.5g), snot apple fiber (4.5g), araldite (50g), ceramic (24g) and graphite (22g) while the optimal friction coefficient can be obtained using seashell (96g), snot apple fiber (4g), araldite (40g), ceramic (20g) and graphite (22g). Based on the results obtained, it can concluded that the selected organic wastes can effectively serve as reinforcement materials in the production of brake pads.
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