There is nothing more advantageous than avoiding an accident altogether—brakes are the heart of vehicle safety.
Since safety is one of the most crucial vehicle metrics for consumers, automotive manufacturers must pay special attention to systems that help improve the safety of their vehicles. Because most brakes provide stopping power by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy and dissipating it via rapid rates of heat transfer, understanding where the heat is transferred and what temperature distributions occur when driving is critical.
Optimize Brake Thermal Management
Optimizing brake systems is no easy task—but it can be made more efficient with a verified simulation approach. Our team of engineers has extensive experience in developing thermal simulation strategies for brakes. We understand the delicacy of inevitable trade-offs as well as the hard and fast requirements. Using your specific brake design and operating conditions, we can develop a thermal management strategy that improves safety and meets warranty obligations.
Transient Simulation for Real-World Results
We know that the life of a brake system is transient. That's why we utilize an advanced simulation method that can model a variety of real-world scenarios. Transient thermal simulation allows us to provide you with accurate temperature predictions for even the most complex driving scenarios. We can help you answer tough questions regarding component thermal management, cooling strategies, and brake fluid temperature predictions. Simulation results including, surface temperatures, volumetric solid temperatures, and air temperatures can be analyzed across different designs or use cases.
Coupling Solutions for Advanced Simulations
For thermal questions, we use our fast, transient thermal solver, TAIThermTM. For more complex analyses, we often couple our thermal software to industry-standard CFD or 1D tools depending on the problem you're looking to analyze. We also utilize our Drive Cycle Extension for particularly advanced examinations—this method uses surrogate models to speed up a simulation for long and highly dynamic driving profiles, such as frequent stop/start scenarios or real-world driving profiles.
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