Browse Publications Technical Papers 2018-01-1883
2018-10-05

Optimization of Slot Disc Shape for Improving Brake Fade Performance 2018-01-1883

Due to improvements in vehicle powertrain performance, friction material fade performance is becoming an important topic. For this reason, needs for studies to improve thermal characteristics of the brake system is increasing. Methods for improving the fade characteristics have several ways to improve the thermal characteristic of friction materials and increase disc capacity. However, increasing disc capacity(size) have some risk of weight and cost rise, and friction factor improvements in friction material tend to cause other problems, such as increasing squeal wire brush noise and increasing metal pick up on disc surface. Therefore, a slot disc study is needed to overcome the problems discussed previously. Currently, there is few research history for slot disc related to fade and metal pickup improvements. Through this study, I found that the slot disc improved the friction material fade properties, but the application of the slot disc could cause air plane noise and worsen the friction material wear characteristic this study shows that optimizing the number of slots and slot profile and slot direction on disc surface minimizes air plane noise and friction material wear characteristic.

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