Using Finite Element Analysis to Predict the Brake Pressure Needed for Effective Rotor Cleaning in Disc Brakes 2008-01-2565
This paper presents an approach to simulating wear on both contact surfaces at the pad-to-rotor interface in disc brakes using general purpose finite element software. It represents a first step toward a method of simulating the brake pressure needed to effectively clean the rotor of unwanted oxide layers. Two simulation cases are presented. The first addresses running-in wear under constant load and corresponds to repeated brake applications at the same constant brake load. The second studies what will happen if a lower load is applied after the contact surfaces have been run-in at a higher load level. This lower load is applied to wear off an oxide layer after a sequence of repeated stop braking at higher load levels.
Citation: Söderberg, A., Sellgren, U., and Andersson, S., "Using Finite Element Analysis to Predict the Brake Pressure Needed for Effective Rotor Cleaning in Disc Brakes," SAE Technical Paper 2008-01-2565, 2008, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-2565. Download Citation
A. Söderberg, U. Sellgren, S. Andersson