A Three Dimensional Finite Element Analysis for Grooved Friction Clutches 2015-01-0688
This paper presents three-dimensional thermal model, performed transient thermal analysis for the grooved dry friction clutches. A finite element technique has been used to study the effect of radial and /or circumferential grooves (classic models) on the temperature distribution for dry friction clutch during a single engagement. The friction clutch has been discretised using 20-noded brick elements. The effect of the groove area ratio (G.R=groove area / total contact area), number of grooves and their location are investigated. Furthermore, new groove shapes have been suggested, e.g., curved groove. The response of the new suggested groove has been compared to the already existing shapes. The commercial ANSYS13 has been used to perform the numerical computations in this paper.