Ruan, C., Zhang, L., and Meng, D., "A Study on the Bench Test of Friction-Induced Hot Spots in Disc Brake," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 8(2):310-315, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-2694.
During light to moderate braking at high speed, the local high temperature phenomenon can be observed on the brake disc surfaces, known as hot spots. The occurrence of hot spots will lead to negative effects such as brake performance fade, thermal judder and local wear, which seriously affect the performance of vehicle NVH.In this paper, based on the bench test of a ventilated disc brake, the basic characteristics of hot spots is obtained and the evolution process of temperature field and disc deformation is analyzed in detail. In temperature field, hot bands appear first and grow, migrate from inner and outer radius to the middle, with the growing temperature fluctuation and finally hot spots appear in the middle radius of the brake disc. The stable SRO waviness forms much earlier than the temperature fluctuation. In the stop brake studied in this paper, the SRO waviness stabilizes in main 7 order state which is lower than the final hot spot order. As the braking continuing, other high component grows and finally SRO stays in the main 9 order state which corresponds to the number of final hot spots.