Stress analysis of automotive ventilated disc brake rotor and pads using finite element method


  • A Belhocine
  • W Omar



The complexity of the physical or technological systems to be developed or studied led to employing numerical methods based on the principle of an approach as possible nominal solution, but these require large computations requiring efficient computers. The computer code ANSYS also allows the determination and the visualization of the structural deformations due to the contact of slipping between the disc and the pads. The results of the calculations of contact described in this work relate to displacements, Von Mises stress on the disc, contact pressures of the inner and outer pad at various moments of simulation. One precedes then the influence of some parameters on the computation results such as rotation of the disc, the smoothness of the mesh, the material of the brake pads and the friction coefficient enter the disc and the pads, the number of revolutions and the material of the disc, the pads groove.


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How to Cite

Belhocine, A. and Omar, W. (2016) “Stress analysis of automotive ventilated disc brake rotor and pads using finite element method”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 10(1), pp. 75-98. doi: 10.21152/1750-9548.10.1.75.