The article presents the results of the research of a railway disc brake in the evaluation of the weight wear of friction pads. The tests were carried out on a certified brake stand where the friction and mechanical characteristics of the brake are determined. The stand was additionally equipped with a thermal imaging camera to observe the contact of the pads with the brake disc. Attention was also paid to examining the influence of such parameters of the braking process as the contact surface of the pad with the disc, the thickness of the pads as a determinant of their initial wear, the pressure of the pads to the disc, braking mass and braking speed on the weight wear of the friction pads.
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