Optimal Design of Ventilated Disc Brake Rotor

벤틸레이티드 디스크 브레이크 로터의 최적설계

  • Published : 2000.03.01


The shape optimization is performed to minimize the judder of ventilated disc brake rotor that is induced by the thermal deformation of the disc. A three-dimensional finite element is developed to analyze the coupled system of temperature and displacement field, and the thermal conductivity and mechanical stiffness matrices are simultaneously taken into account. To reduce computing time, an equivalent heat transfer rate is introduced approximating the heat transfer rate on the disc surface. A deformation factor is introduced to describe the thermal deformation causing the judder. The deformation factor is chosen as an objective function in the optimization process. Consequently an optimum design is then performed minimizing the deformation factor with the design variables of the shape of the disc. The optimum design procedure presented in this study is proven to be an effective method of minimizing the judder, and it reduces the thermal deformation by 23% of the initial geometry.


Brake Rotor;Disc Brake;Thermal Judder;Coupled Field Problem;Partitioning Technique;Finite Element Method;Thermal Load


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