On Automotive Disc Brake Squeal Part III Test and Evaluation 2003-01-1622
This article, as part III of a series, briefly reviews some of the representative literature on brake squeal testing and evaluation. It discusses the potential influence of variation within brake components and operational conditions on brake squeal dynamometer tests and their correlation to vehicle road tests. Roles and challenges of component/system parameter measurements such as brake pad damping, disc rotor in-plane mode and friction induced vibration characteristics, friction coefficient, moisture absorption and elastic constants of lining material, and contact stiffness are addressed. An application example of a reliability method to assure dynamometer test results are statistically significant is presented. The advantages of using laser metrology are also briefly described, especially the measurement of 3D squeal operational deflection shape. Lastly, general future research directions are outlined.