Temperature Field and Thermal Stress Analyses of High-Speed Train Brake Disc Under Pad Variations
Chen Jiguang*, Gao Fei
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 371
Last Page: 378
Publisher Id: TOMEJ-9-371
Article History:Received Date: 8/1/2015
Revision Received Date: 15/1/2015
Acceptance Date: 16/1/2015
Electronic publication date: 25/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
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Transient heat transfer analysis of disc brake has been performed to find out an ideal shape of pad geometry. The analysis has taken frictional heat between brake disc and pads as heat flux onto the friction surface, the disc and the pad's temperature fields then were explored involving thermal conduction, forced convection and surface radiation effects. The disc thermal expansion stress was then acquired by quasi-static analysis using its temperature of aforesaid heat transfer analysis. Five prototypes of pad designs with geometry and volume variations were implemented for analytical comparison. Both pads and disc are required to have lower and uniform temperature field and thermal stress. The results uncover that heat conduction is domination in heat dissipation progress during braking, and big volume pad is cooler. Pad volume has more impact to heat transfer procedure and temperature gradient than pad geometry variation does. The design has 10 triangle pads is considered to be an ideal candidate. Its maximum disc temperature and thermal stress are the least among the five designs.