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Wear simulation and its effect on contact pressure distribution and squeal of a disc brake

Abu Bakar, A R. and Li, L and James, S and Ouyang, H and Siegel, J E (2006) Wear simulation and its effect on contact pressure distribution and squeal of a disc brake. Proceedings of the International Conference on Vehicle Braking Technology . pp. 233-242. ISSN 0 85316 245X



In the past, wear at the disc and pads interface of disc brakes has rarely been accounted for in a 3-dimensional finite element (FE) model for studying brake squeal. Thus, its effect on disc brake squeal is only possible to investigate through experimental methods. In the present paper, wear over time at the pads interface is simulated using a modified wear rate formula. Confirmation of the proposed wear formula is made against experimental results. The surface topographies of two brand new pairs of brake pads are measured. The contact tests using pressure-indicating films are carried out in order to capture static pressure distributions. The same brake pads are tested under several braking applications. For each braking application, the static contact pressure distribution is measured. The results are used to compare with the simulated results predicted by the FE model. To do so, the detailed 3- dimensional finite element model of a real disc brake is developed and validated through appropriate analyses. The paper also investigates squeal generation in the above braking applications using complex eigenvalue analysis that is available in a commercial software package. The predicted results are then compared to the squeal events observed in the experiments.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:wear, disc, brake, finite element, squeal
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:512
Deposited By: Dr Abd Rahim Abu Bakar
Deposited On:16 Feb 2007 07:12
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:45

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