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Influence of Pads and Brake Disc wear on Brake Squeal Noise

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais / FCA - Fiat Chrysler A-Marco Túlio Batista dos Anjos, Juan Carlos Horta Gutiérrez, Cláudio Junior Ferreto, Felipe Dornellas Silva, Lázaro Valentin Donadon
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-36-0005
Published 2020-01-13 by SAE International in United States
The present work aims to investigate the influence of wear of the pads and brake disc on the brake squeal behavior with the help of the Finite Element tool. Brake discs basically work by the pressure of the brake pads against a rotating disc. The friction between the pads and the disc causes the latter to decelerate, but it can also cause dynamic instabilities of the system giving rise to noises. Among the main noise in vehicle brake systems, there is the squeal noise, which is usually associated with the coupling of two neighboring natural modes. One possible way to identify unstable modes is by extracting complex eigenvalues from the system. An unstable mode can be identified when, in the result of the extraction of the complex eigenvalues, the real part of the eigenvalue is positive. In the present work, a brake system (disc and positioned pads and their respective materials and friction coefficients) was duly modeled and validated. The validation was done by means of a correlation between the frequency of the noises found…
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A New Appraisal of the Thermomechanical Behaviour of a Hybrid Composite Brake Disc in a Formula Vehicle

Force Motors-Pradeep Chandrasakaran
Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology-Soundararajan Ranganathan, Sathishkumar Kuppuraj, Shanthosh Gopal
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2572
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
The present work promotes a hybrid composite brake disc for thermal and structural analysis of a formula vehicle. In order to reduce the un-sprung weight without compromising the strength, hybrid composite materials were incorporated in the disc plates of the braking system. In the disk brake system, the disc is a major part of a device used for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel. Repetitive braking of the vehicle leads to heat generation during each braking condition. Based on the practical understanding the brake disc was remodeled with unique slotting patterns and grooves, using the selected aluminium alloy of (AA8081) with reinforcement particle of 15wt% Silicon carbide (SiC) and 3wt% Graphite (Gr) as a hybrid composite material for this proposed work. By varying slotting pattern and groove angles the transient thermal and structural analysis using ANSYS workbench on the hybrid composite disc plate of disk brake is done. The main purpose of this study is to analyse the thermomechanical behavior of composite brake disc for a formula vehicle under severe braking conditions. To…
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A Predictive Tool to Evaluate Braking System Performance Using Thermo-Structural Finite Element Model

SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia-Wan Zaidi Wan Omar
University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria-Ali Belhocine
  • Journal Article
  • 06-12-03-0014
Published 2019-10-14 by SAE International in United States
The braking phenomenon is an aspect of vehicle stopping performance where with kinetic energy due to the speed of the vehicle is transformed into thermal energy produced by the brake disc and its pads. The heat must then be dissipated into the surrounding structure and into the airflow around the brake system. The thermal friction field during the braking phase between the disc and the brake pads can lead to excessive temperatures. In our work, we presented numerical modeling using ANSYS software adapted in the finite element method (FEM), to follow the evolution of the global temperatures for the two types of brake discs, full and ventilated disc during braking scenario. Also, numerical simulation of the transient thermal analysis and the static structural analysis were performed here sequentially, with coupled thermo-structural method. Numerical procedure of calculation relies on important steps such that Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and thermal analysis have been well illustrated in three-dimensional form (3D), showing the effects of heat distribution over the brake disc. This CFD analysis helped us in the calculation…
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Design and Implementation of Digital Twin for Predicting Failures in Automobiles Using Machine Learning Algorithms

VIT Universtity-Kalivaradhan Ramesh Babu
Vellore Institute of Technology-Ponnuraman Balakrishnan, Chooriyaparambil Damodaran Naiju, Muthaiyan Madiajagan
Published 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
The drastic technological advancements in the field of autonomous vehicles and connected cars lead to substantial progression in the commercial values of automobile industries. However, these advancements force the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to shift from feedback-based reactive business analysis to operational-data based predictive analysis thereby enhancing both the customer satisfaction as well as business opportunities. The operational data is nothing but the parameters obtained from several parts of an automobile during its operation such as, temperature in radiator, viscosity of the engine oil and force applied over the brake disk. These operational data are gathered using several sensors implanted in different parts of an automobile and are continuously transmitted to backend computers to develop Digital Twin, which is a virtual model of the physical automobile. Later, gathered operational data are analyzed using data mining algorithms to predict the failures of an automobile well in advance, better insights into performance of an automobile thereby recommending alternative design choices and remote service management of failures by a professional technician. Firstly, this research work illustrates the platform…
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Characteristics of a Brake Disc’s Nonuniform Thermomechanical Responses to an Emergency Braking

Winhere Auto Parts Mfg Co.-Qianjin Yang, Fulin Gai, Liqiang Song, Hui Yu, Baozhi Zhang
Published 2019-09-15 by SAE International in United States
Brake discs in service are subjected to the combined thermal and mechanical loadings. Due to the complex interactions of different parts in operating brake systems and various thermal and mechanical boundary conditions, the thermomechanical responses of brake discs are highly nonuniformly distributed across the brake discs. In this paper, a detailed finite element analysis model was developed to understand the thermomechanical responses of a solid brake disc to an emergency braking. The temperature and the stress in the brake disc were then characterized thoroughly in the radial, circumferential and thickness direction of the disc, and it was found that they were all nonuniformly distributed in the three directions. Furthermore, the stress responses of the disc due to the combined thermal and mechanical loadings were separated into thermal stress and mechanical stress, and their particular characteristics to the individual thermal or mechanical loading were identified. That is: the amplitude of the total stress in the disc was predominately determined by the thermal loading; however the high cycle fluctuations were mainly due to the mechanical loading. All…
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Brake Rotor Corrosion and Friction Cleaning Effect on Vehicle Judder Performance

Applus IDIADA-Narcís Molina Montasell, Bernat Ferrer
Published 2019-09-15 by SAE International in United States
Brake disc corrosion has emerged as an important field of study within the automotive industry due to the wide range of lining materials that are currently used worldwide, and their inherent rust-cleaning properties. The presence of oxide layers irregularly deposited on the cast iron disc surfaces usually leads to a forced, braking-induced vibration that can reach the driver’s position as a pronounced annoyance. Hence, the friction material composition directly impacts on the judder performance during the early corrosion-removal stage.This study incorporates both dynamometer and vehicle tests into the definition of a predictive methodology that allows corrosion-induced vibrations to be investigated at both system and vehicle levels. The oxide film is artificially generated by means of a salt spray chamber under steady-state climate conditions in order to guarantee a repetitive and robust procedure. The vibration response of the system is objectively evaluated in the form of caliper accelerations and pressure (BPV) / torque (BTV) oscillations throughout a reduced rust-removal test sequence composed of 30 snubs; basic spectral and order analyses are conducted with the gathered data.…
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Frequency Inspection of Brake System Components

Signalysis Inc.-Robert Cagle
Published 2019-09-15 by SAE International in United States
Frequency inspection has long been a tool utilized by manufacturers of brake system components as a means of quality control. This is important to combat perceived defectiveness of a system that experiences issues, such as brake squeal, as well as to identify actual defects in the parts going out to customers. Every component has its own resonance frequencies based on the dynamics of that component. Knowledge of the resonance frequencies of each component provides insight that can prevent manufacturers from sending out defective units, whether they be perceived defects or actual defects. NVH engineers who understand these phenomena perform theoretical analysis and acquire experimental data in the lab to gain insight into their parts that will eventually be produced on the assembly line. Unfortunately, the frequency requirements, and the consequences thereof, defined by the NVH engineers can still remain somewhat of a mystery to the manufacturing engineers who are tasked with applying them. Oversights in specifications can lead to avoidable scares that lead to delays and downtime. For example, differences in accelerometer placement on a…
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Development of Regenerative Brake Control Strategy to Remove Brake Rust

Hyundai & Kia Corp-Sora Jang, Gwichul Kim
Published 2019-09-15 by SAE International in United States
This study is the development concept of regenerative braking cooperative control to reduce creep groan noise considering fuel efficiency. Creep groan noise is a traditional brake system noise that has been improved with advances in technology such as brake materials, surface treatment and transfer path. However, recently creep groan noise is again an issue in electronic vehicle which applied a drive motor. Generally, creep groan noise frequently occurs when rust occurs on the friction surface of the brake disc and the brake pad is humidified, but it is easily removed by friction braking several times. However, in the case of electric vehicles which applied regenerative braking system, it is hard to remove. In case of electric vehicle, instead of friction braking, most of brake toques are made by motor regenerative braking. Therefore, even if the same conventional brake system and chassis system are applied, the noise level of the electric vehicle is higher than gasoline or diesel vehicle, and the field claim is also higher. To improve the noise, regenerative braking cooperative control logic was…
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Inboard Mounted Disc Brake Rotor/Disc Wheel Hub Interface Dimensions - Commercial Vehicles

Truck and Bus Wheel Committee
  • Ground Vehicle Standard
  • J2696_201909
  • Current
Published 2019-09-03 by SAE International in United States
This SAE Recommended Practice establishes dimensions and tolerances for the interface between inboard mounted disc brake rotors and disc wheel hubs. This document is intended for inboard mounted disc brake rotors and disc wheel hubs for Class 5, 6, 7, and 8 commercial vehicles. Special and less-common applications are not covered.
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Brake Squeal Prevention through Suspension Design and Adaptive Suspension

SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India-Shashank Saxena, Jayanta Kumar Dutt
  • Journal Article
  • 10-03-03-0011
Published 2019-09-03 by SAE International in United States
The brake squeal phenomenon has bothered automobile manufacturers for a long time. Although having no ill effects on the braking performance, the squeaky noise is often a nuisance and one of the major complaints of many customers. In order to design quality and noise-free automobiles, the brake squeal issue has to be permanently tackled. Many researchers have suggested shape optimization and additional damping of the disk as brake squeal control measures. Other methods proposed in the literature include the use of a different brake pad material or an anti-squeal paste. However, the effect of the type of brake pad suspension on brake squeal has not been studied. In this article, we demonstrate that the use of a 4-element viscoelastic support can prevent brake squeal for a vehicle speed of 5-200 kmph, which is the practical vehicle speed range. For a 2-element support, we have identified a suitable control parameter and proposed an efficient active control for squeal prevention based on that. A nondimensional analysis has been carried out so as to ensure that the results…
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