A Systematic Approach to Brake Squeal Simulation Using MacNeal Method 2002-01-2610
This paper expands the oral presentation the authors made at 2000 Brake Colloquium , and publishes, for the first time, the key concept and procedures of applying an advanced component mode synthesis method, the MacNeal method, in brake squeal simulations. The effectiveness and the efficiency of the overall approach are demonstrated and verified by direct FEA.
In addition to squeal propensities and the unstable complex mode shapes, this paper also investigates different mode participation factors (MPF) - Component MPF and System MPF, and component participation factors (CPF). The paper also introduces Acoustic Component Participation Factors (ACPF). Application case studies are presented to demonstrate the commonalities and differences of those factors.