Title: A predictive tool to evaluate disk brake squeal using a fully coupled thermo-mechanical finite element model
Authors: Muhammad Zahir Hassan, Peter C. Brooks, David C. Barton
Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. ' School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. ' School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Abstract: This paper presents a new integrated approach to the analysis of brake squeal modelling. It focuses on developing a validated thermo-mechanical finite element model by taking full account of the effect of thermal loading on the structural response of the brake. An integrated study involving time-dependent non-linear contact and a fully coupled transient thermal analysis are carried out to provide the contact and temperature distribution within the brake before executing an instability study using the complex eigenvalue technique. The results, in turn, demonstrate the fugitive nature of brake squeal through the system eigenvalues that are extracted throughout the braking period.
Keywords: disk brake squeal; finite element method; modelling; fully-coupled; thermomechanical FEM; vehicle braking; vehicle design; time-dependent nonlinear contact; transient thermal analysis; temperature distribution; instability.
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2009 Vol.51 No.1/2, pp.124 - 142
Published online: 15 Jul 2009 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article