Squeal occurrences are quite common in brakes in production and involve coupling of modes. Detailed understanding of vibration patterns typically requires FEM models updated using test results. The process used at Chassis Brakes International typically starts by updating components so that the main sources of variability are associated with junctions. A modeling strategy allowing the practical analysis of the impact of junctions is proposed and illustrated on the case of a drum brake assembly. As the level of uncertainty/design freedom is fairly large for junctions, the evolution of modal properties is difficult to interpret. The notion of component modes within a rigid assembly is thus introduced and shown to provide an appropriate interpretation of changes in a system with multiple modal crossings. The analysis of possible forced responses is finally shown to lead to relevant interpretation of possibly interesting designs or problematic instances of a variable component.
Martin, Guillaume*; 1,3Balmes, Etienne; Vermot-Des-Roches, Guillaume ;