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Suppressing disc brake squeal through structural modifications

Saw, Chun Lin and Abu Bakar, Abd. Rahim and Wan Harujan, Wan Mohd. Musyris and Abd. Ghani, Badri and Jamaluddin, Mohd. Rahimi (2009) Suppressing disc brake squeal through structural modifications. Jurnal Mekanikal (29). pp. 67-83. ISSN 0127-3396

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Brakes squeal remains an elusive problem in the automotive industry. There have been many proposals proposed to tackle these problems but very few are effective to suppress and eliminate it. This paper proposes a solution to suppress disc brake using the finite element method. First a three dimensional finite element (FE) model of a real disc brake assembly is developed and validated. Then, complex eigenvalue analysis made available in commercial FE software package is performed to determine stability of the brake system where positive real parts of the complex eigenvalue indicate unstable system and in turn exhibit squeal generation in the brake assembly. Then, various disc modifications are proposed to reduce the brake squeal. A good modification should be able to reduce and eliminate squeal at various brake operating conditions

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:complex eigenvalue, disc brake, finite element, squeal, structural modification
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:6488
Deposited By: Mr Mohd Shukri Ramli
Deposited On:17 Sep 2008 08:03
Last Modified:21 Sep 2010 04:50

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