Fabrication of experimental test rig for behavioural studies of disc brakes

Sanna Aftab, Aamir ul Islam, Annayath Maqbool, Mahreen Ajaz Malik, Khursheed Ahmad Sheikh, Irfan Bilal, Qaiser Bashir


This study is primarily focused on the fabrication of experimental test rig for behavioural studies of disc brakes. In this paper behaviour of solid and drilled brakes are analysed. The analysis was carried out within six individual cases of acceleration and deceleration for two different brake rotors by varying parameters like speed, braking force etc. For the purpose of confronting contrasting conditions of the braking action on different rotors, heat dissipation through convection was assumed to be dominant than conduction and radiation. The process was performed on a real disc brake of a motorbike whose operating conditions were suitably adjusted according to the limitations of the experimental setup. It was concluded that the influence of cooling of the exposed surface of solid disc rotor was comparatively less as compared to the drilled rotor.

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