What Is the Brake Friction Curve?

The curve for different friction compounds can define its application.

In this video we look at the study of tribology and how brake torque is influenced by temperature. The curve for different friction compounds can define its application. A flat curve will work well passenger vehicles for noise and cold friction stops. An upwards curve could define a racing or high-performance application. But, a low-quality friction material might have a downwards slope that could be signs the friction material could fade. Andrew Markel explores the relationship between torque and temperature.