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Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

Front Mech Eng    2013, Vol. 8 Issue (2) : 150-159
Transient analysis of thermoelastic contact problem of disk brakes
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, L.P 1505 El-Mnaouer, 31000 Oran, Algeria
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The main purpose of this study is to analyze the thermomechanical behavior of the dry contact between the brake disk and pads during the braking phase. The simulation strategy is based on computer code ANSYS11. The modeling of transient temperature in the disk is actually used to identify the factor of geometric design of the disk to install the ventilation system in vehicles. The thermal-structural analysis is then used with coupling to determine the deformation established and the Von Mises stresses in the disk, the contact pressure distribution in pads. The results are satisfactory compared to those found in the literature.

Keywords brake disks      heat flux      heat-transfer coefficient      Von Mises stress      contact pressure     
Corresponding Author(s): BELHOCINE Ali,   
Issue Date: 05 June 2013
 Cite this article:   
Ali BELHOCINE,Mostefa BOUCHETARA. Transient analysis of thermoelastic contact problem of disk brakes[J]. Front Mech Eng, 2013, 8(2): 150-159.
Fig.1  Application of flux
Inner disk diameter (mm)66
Outer disk diameter (mm)262
Disk thickness (TH) (mm)29
Disk height (H) (mm)51
Vehicle mass m (kg)1385
Initial speed vo (km·h-1)28
Deceleration a(m·s-2)8
Effective rotor radius Rrotor (mm)100.5
Rate distribution of the braking forces ? (%)20
Factor of charge distribution of the disk ?p0.5
Surface disk swept by the pad BoldItalicd (mm2)35993
Tab.1  Parameters of automotive brake application
Material properties
Thermal conductivity, k (w·m-1 ·°C-1)557
Density, ρ(kg·m-3)14007250
Specific heat, c (J·kg-1· °C-1)1000460
Poisson’s ratio, v0.250.28
Thermal expansion, α (10-6· °C-1)1010.85
Elastic modulus, E (GPa)1138
Coefficient of friction, μ0.20.2
Operation Conditions
Angular velocity, ω (rd·s-1)157.89
Hydraulic pressure, P (MPa)1
Tab.2  Thermoelastic properties used in simulation
Fig.2  Definition of surfaces of the ventilated disk
Fig.3  Irregular mesh in the wall
Fig.4  Brake disk CFD model
Fig.5  Distribution of heat-transfer coefficient on a ventilated disk in the stationary case (FG 15)
Fig.6  Variation of heat-transfer coefficient () of various surfaces for a full disk in the nonstationary case (FG 15)
Fig.7  Variation of heat-transfer coefficient () of various surfaces for a ventilated disk in transient case (FG 15)
Fig.8  Meshing of the disk
Fig.9  Temperature distribution of a full disk of cast iron (FG 15)
Fig.10  Temperature distribution of a ventilated disk of cast iron (FG 15)
Fig.11  Boundary conditions and loading imposed on the disk-pads
Fig.12  Refined mesh of the model
Fig.13  Total distortion distribution
Fig.14  Von Mises stress distribution
Fig.15  Contact pressure distribution in the inner pad
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