The performance of a brake system can be assessed in its early stages through reduced scale testing. An established scaling methodology was used in this study to scale the brake pads based on constant energy density. The primary aim was to investigate the impact of the aspect ratio of a scaled brake pad on the thermal characteristics of a scaled disc during drag braking conditions.
Varun S. Prabhu, Peter C. Brooks - University of Leeds, Abdulwahab A. Alnaqi - Dept. of Automotive and Marine Engineering Technology, College of Technological Studies