Prediction of Brake Friction Materials Speed Sensitivity 2009-01-3008
Prediction of the brake friction material performance versus changes of its composition, manufacturing, and operation conditions is considered as an important step in the friction materials development. Due to complex synergy effects of these influencing factors on the friction coefficient stability, an analytical model of the brake friction materials performance is difficult to obtain. That is why in this paper artificial neural networks have been used for modelling and predicting the effects of these influencing factors on the brake friction materials speed sensitivity. A two hidden-layer neural network model, trained by the Bayesian Regulation algorithm, has been developed with inherent abilities to generalize the complex influences on the speed sensitivity performance of the brake friction materials.