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Surface temperature distribution in a composite brake rotor

Adebisi, Adetayo A. and Maleque, Md. Abdul and Shah, Qasim Hussain (2011) Surface temperature distribution in a composite brake rotor. International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (IJMME), 6 (3). pp. 356-361. ISSN 1823-0334

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The prediction of surface temperature for brake rotor is regarded as an important step in studying the brake system performance. The frictional heat generated on the rotor surface can influence excessive temperature rise which in turn leads to undesirable effects such as thermal elastic instability (TEI), premature wear, brake fluid vaporization (BFV) and thermally excited vibrations (TEV). The purpose of this study is to investigate the temperature distribution profile for brake caliper pressure application of 0.5, 0.10, 1.5 and 2.0 MPa with a speed of 60km/h braking condition on the disc rotor surface. The brake rotor assembly is built by using a 3 dimensional finite element model of a real car brake rotor. To verify the simulation results, an experimental investigation is carried out. It is believed from the study that composite brake rotor influences the temperature distribution and heat dissipation rate which could prevent excessive temperature rise and subsequently prolong the service life of the rotor. The finite element method is cost effective and also assists the automotive industry in producing optimised an

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/17138
Uncontrolled Keywords: brake rotor, temperature distribution, finite element model, frictional heat
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2012 21:48
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2012 21:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17138

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