Browse Publications Technical Papers 2014-36-0101
2014-09-30

Burst Resistance Simulation of Facing Material for Clutch Disc Based on Finite Element Analysis 2014-36-0101

Burst resistance is a critical characteristic of facing material because if the facing bursts the car doesn't drive-off, raising safety, performance and lifetime issues.
Against this background, the central question that motivates this paper is to predict the burst of facing materials using FEA technique. The main objective includes a better comprehension of stress fields and the failure micromechanisms in order to improve the raw materials, process as well as the design of facing looking for maximum resistance.
The numerical predictions presented very good agreement when compared to experimental burst tests, showing a clear correlation among them.
The FEA technique applied for facing burst simulation leads the authors to the conclusion that it represents a valuable method for facing material development.

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