DISC BRAKE SQUEAL ANALYSIS USING NONLINEAR MATHEMATICAL MODEL

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Abstract

Many academics have examined the disc brake squeal problem with experimental, analytical, and computational techniques, but there is as yet no method to completely understand disc brake squeal. This problem is not fully understood because a nonlinear problem. A mathematical model was created to understand the relationship between brake disc and pad thought to cause the squeal phenomenon. For this study, two degree of freedom model is adopted where the disc and the pad are modeled. The model represents pad and disc as single degree of freedom systems that are connected together through a sliding friction interface. This friction interface is defined by the dynamic friction model. Using this model, linear and nonlinear analyzes were performed. The stability of the system under varying parameters was examined with the linear analysis. Nonlinear analysis was performed to provide more detailed information about the nonlinear behavior of the system. This analysis can provide information on the size of a limit cycle in phase space and hence whether a particular instability is a problem. The results indicate that with the decrease in the ratio of disc to pad stiffness and disc to pad mass, the system is more unstable and squeal noise may occur.