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Gap Adjustment Strategy for Electromechanical Brake System Based on Critical Point Identification 2024-01-2320

Abrasion of the Electromechanical brake (EMB) brake pad during the braking process leads to an increase in brake gap, which adversely affects braking performance. Therefore, it is imperative to promptly detect brake pad abrasion and adjust the brake gap accordingly. However, the addition of extra gap adjustment or sensor detection devices will bring extra size and cost to the brake system. In this study, we propose an innovative EMB gap active adjustment strategy by employing modeling and analysis of the braking process. This strategy involves identifying the contact and separation points of the braking process based on the differential current signal. Theoretical analysis and simulation results demonstrate that this gap adjustment strategy can effectively regulate the brake gap, mitigate the adverse effects of brake disk abrasion, and notably reduce the response time of the braking force output. Monitoring is critical to accurately control EMB clamping force. Pressure transducers are often expensive and have limited accuracy in high-temperature environments, so an estimate of the clamping force is required. In this research, the clamping force is estimated based on the identified contact points and the stiffness profile of the EMB. This method performs exceptionally well under low stiffness conditions and maintains a narrow error range even in high-stiffness scenarios.


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