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Technical Paper

Brake Judder Induced Steering Wheel Vibration: Experiment, Simulation and Analysis

The prevention and control of brake judder and its various negative effects has been a key target of vehicle production. One of the effects is the steering wheel vibration during vehicle braking. Experimental and theoretical investigation into “steering wheel vibration due to brake judder” is extensively presented in this paper. The vehicle road test is carried out under controlled braking conditions. During the test, the accelerations of brake caliper assembly, suspension low and upper control arm, steering arm, tie rod and steering wheel, left and right wheel rotary speed, are measured by a multi-channel data acquisition system. The data processing focuses on order tracking analysis and transfer path analysis to work out the related resonant components. A disc brake assembly, with deliberately designed disc thickness variation and surface run-out combinations, is tested on a brake dynamometer.
Technical Paper

Influences of Initial DTV on Thermomechnical Coupling in Disc Brake System

In this paper, the initial disc thickness variation (DTV) of a ventilated disc in automotive brake system is modeled as sinusoidal function of the second order. The transient thermomechanical coupling properties of the brake system is simulated using finite element (FE) modeling. The system models and results were verified by a thermomechanical coupling test of a disc brake conducted on a brake dynamometer. By using varied evaluation indexes such as the temperature distribution, the normal stress and the elastic deformation of disc surfaces, the influences of the initial DTV and its direction as well as its amplitude on the thermomechanical coupling characteristics were analyzed.
Technical Paper

Vibration Analysis of Series-parallel Hybrid Powertrain System under Typical Working Condition and Modes

Powertrain system of series-parallel hybrid vehicle contains multiple excitation sources like engine, motor and generator. The reduction of noise and vibration is quite difficult during multiplex working modes or the switch of modes. Aiming at Series-parallel hybrid powertrain system which contains engine, motor and planetary gear subsystems, this paper considered a typical working condition which is based on the power control strategy and established the torsional vibration mechanical model of hybrid powertrain system. The inherent characteristics and transient vibration response of the electric mode, hybrid mode and parking charging mode were studied and it was discovered that the repetitive frequency of the powertrain system under the three working modes is the same which is only related to inertia and meshing stiffness of planetary gear system. The non-repetitive frequency and corresponding vibration modes under the electric mode and parking charging mode are both close.
Technical Paper

Fast Prediction of Disc Brake Squeal Uncertainty Based on Perturbation Concept

It is a worldwide technical difficulty to predict brake squeal uncertainty and its propagation regularity due to key parameters’ randomcity. However, as a widely used stochastic finite element method, Monte Carlo Method costs a large amount of time in calculation. It is very important to establish a fast prediction method for brake squeal uncertainty due to key parameters. In this paper, perturbation concept was applied for disc brake squeal uncertainty prediction. Firstly, a simplified, parameterized finite element model of disc brake was established for complex eigenvalues calculation. Then sensitivity analysis of real parts and frequencies of complex eigenvalues to influence parameters was carried out based on the finite element model. A series of second order perturbation polynomial formulas were fitted from the sensitivity analysis results, which were used for calculation of uncertain complex eigenvalues.
Technical Paper

Influences of Pad Backplate on Thermo-Mechnical Coupling in Disc Brake

The transient thermo-mechanical coupling dynamic model of ventilated disc brake with asymmetrical outer and inner thickness was established by means of Msc-marc software. In the model, pad backplate is simplified as a rigid surface with the same shape of brake lining and is bonded together with brake lining. Control node is associated with the rigid surface and the equivalent force that replaces the pressure is applied on the control nodes, of which the degrees of freedom in radial and rotational directions are constrained. With distribution characteristics of disc temperature field, normal stress field and lateral thermo-elastic deformation and thickness for the evaluation, the impacts of brake pad constraints on brake thermomechanical coupling characteristics were analyzed. The simulation results show that the brake pad back plate is an important structure in brake thermo-mechanical coupling analysis, which can’t be ignored in simulation computing.
Technical Paper

Brake Judder Analysis Based on the Rigid-Flexible Coupling Model of Brake Corner

Brake judder severely affects the riding comfort and safety of vehicle. For the brake corner system, a rigid-flexible coupling model is established based on ADAMS. In the model, brake pads, caliper, anchor and knuckle are flexible bodies, and the contacts between pads and disc and the contacts between pads and caliper are defined in detail. Meanwhile, the vibration acceleration of the brake corner components and the contact forces between disc and pads are used as evaluation index and the evaluation system of brake judder are improved. The analysis results show that the novel model and evaluation system can be used to predict brake judder effectively.
Journal Article

A Study on the Bench Test of Friction-Induced Hot Spots in Disc Brake

During light to moderate braking at high speed, the local high temperature phenomenon can be observed on the brake disc surfaces, known as hot spots. The occurrence of hot spots will lead to negative effects such as brake performance fade, thermal judder and local wear, which seriously affect the performance of vehicle NVH. In this paper, based on the bench test of a ventilated disc brake, the basic characteristics of hot spots is obtained and the evolution process of temperature field and disc deformation is analyzed in detail. In temperature field, hot bands appear first and grow, migrate from inner and outer radius to the middle, with the growing temperature fluctuation and finally hot spots appear in the middle radius of the brake disc. The stable SRO waviness forms much earlier than the temperature fluctuation. In the stop brake studied in this paper, the SRO waviness stabilizes in main 7 order state which is lower than the final hot spot order.