Thermal Stress Analysis of Ventilated Disc Brake

벤틸레이티드 디스크 브레이크의 열응력 해석

  • Kim, Yang-Sul (Department of Science & Technology, Hongik University) ;
  • An, Su-Chul (Department of Science & Technology, Hongik University)
  • 김양술 (홍익대학교 기계정보학과) ;
  • 안수철 (홍익대학교 기계정보학과)
  • Published : 2008.06.30


In automotive disc brake system, friction heat is not uniformly distributed due to various reasons such as thermal expansion and imperfections in geometry. It is well known that thermoelastic distortion due to fictional heating affects the contact pressure distribution and can lead to thermoelastic instability, where the contact load is concentrated in one or more small regions on the brake disc surface. These regions then take very high temperatures and passage of hot spots moving under the brake pads can cause low frequency vibration called brake judder. This paper presents the FEM(finite element method) result for the temperature distribution of ventilated disc brake. A steady state two-dimensional model of disc brake system predicts the surface temperatures during a multi-stop driving schedule.


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