DESIGN PROCESS FOR HIGH LOADED FRICTION SYSTEMS WITH ADVANCED CERAMICS
New outperforming engineering materials like advanced ceramics tend to fail when using the ordinary design process. Excerpts from the adapted design process of high loaded friction systems with high performance ceramics using the working surface pair theory are presented and explained. An adapted design process as well as the analytical background are explained. It is shown that the necessary special tools and methods can be integrated well. The proposed designs are realised as prototypes and investigated intensely on test benches. Results show that they are more efficient than common solutions. The selected tools and methods have shown to be appropriate for the design process. They can be made available as guideline for design engineers.