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About: Disc brake is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 20471 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 104664 citation(s).
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Abstract: Disc brake squeal remains an elusive problem in the automotive industry. Since the early 20th century, many investigators have examined the problem with experimental, analytical, and computational techniques, but there is as yet no method to completely suppress disc brake squeal. This paper provides a comprehensive review and bibliography of works on disc brake squeal. In an effort to make this review accessible to a large audience, background sections on vibrations, contact and disc brake systems are also included.

649 citations

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Abstract: This paper reviews numerical methods and analysis procedures used in the study of automotive disc brake squeal. It covers two major approaches used in the automotive industry, the complex eigenvalue analysis and the transient analysis. The advantages and limitations of each approach are examined. This review can help analysts to choose right methods and make decisions on new areas of method development. It points out some outstanding issues in modelling and analysis of disc brake squeal and proposes new research topics. It is found that the complex eigenvalue analysis is still the approach favoured by the automotive industry and the transient analysis is gaining increasing popularity.

371 citations

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Abstract: Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC), based on reinforcements of carbon fibres and matrices of silicon carbide, show superior tribological properties in comparison to grey cast iron or carbon/carbon. In combination with their low density, high thermal shock resistance and good abrasive resistance, these Si-infiltrated carbon/carbon materials, called C/SiC or C/C-SiC composites, are promising candidates for advanced friction systems. Generally, the carbon fibres lead to an improved damage tolerance in comparison to monolithic SiC, whereas the silicon carbide matrix improves the wear resistance compared to carbon/carbon. In combination with new design approaches cost-efficient manufacturing processes have been developed and have lead to successfully tested prototypes of brake pads and disks, especially for passenger cars and emergency brake systems.

246 citations

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01 May 1989-SAE transactions

215 citations

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01 Oct 2008-Mechatronics
Abstract: In this paper, design considerations for building an automotive magnetorheological (MR) brake are discussed. The proposed brake consists of multiple rotating disks immersed in a MR fluid and an enclosed electromagnet. When current is applied to the electromagnet, the MR fluid solidifies as its yield stress varies as a function of the magnetic field applied. This controllable yield stress produces shear friction on the rotating disks, generating the braking torque. In this work, practical design criteria such as material selection, sealing, working surface area, viscous torque generation, applied current density, and MR fluid selection are considered to select a basic automotive MR brake configuration. Then, a finite element analysis is performed to analyze the resulting magnetic circuit and heat distribution within the MR brake configuration. This is followed by a multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) procedure to obtain optimal design parameters that can generate the maximum braking torque in the brake. A prototype MR brake is then built and tested and the experimental results show a good correlation with the finite element simulation predictions. However, the braking torque generated is still far less than that of a conventional hydraulic brake, which indicates that a radical change in the basic brake configuration is required to build a feasible automotive MR brake.

207 citations

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Topic's top 5 most impactful authors

Johann Baumgartner

81 papers, 414 citations

Klaue Hermann Dr Ing

78 papers, 170 citations

Rolf Weiler

44 papers, 263 citations

Robert Trimpe

35 papers, 237 citations

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