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Characterization of Superficial Vibration Velocity of Disc Brake Components 2003-01-3579

During the last years, the automotive industry dedicated great efforts to understand and solve the noise problem from disc brake systems. There are several types of brake noise problems, each one related with a frequency range of occurrence. In most cases, the customer perceives the noise as a vehicle problem and demand having it fix by their dealer. As a consequence, disc brake noise is one of the major contributors to the automotive manufactures warranty costs, leading the automotive industry to look for ways to control it.
A large class of disc brake noise problems is associated with the resonant behavior of an operating brake system. However, the detection of these brake system modes during the operating condition can be very expensive, demanding the use of inertial dynamometers and laser vibrometer measurements. This work presents an analysis method of the resonance frequencies of the brake system in static condition, and its relation with the noise frequencies for the brake system during operating condition. Techniques for vibration control of the brake components are presented, allowing the reduction of acoustic radiation from disc brake systems.


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