Nonlinear Response of a Beam Under Distributed Moving Contact Load
Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
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In this paper, the nonlinear behavior of a one-dimensional model of the disc brake pad is examined. The contact normal force between the disc brake pad lining and rotor is represented by a second order polynomial of the relative displacement between the two elastic bodies. The frictional force due to the sliding motion of the rotor against the stationary pad is modeled as a distributed follower-type axial load with time-dependent terms. By Galerkin discretization, the equation governing the transverse motion of the beam model is reduced to a set of extended Duffing system with quasi-periodically modulated excitations. Retaining the first two vibration modes in the governing equations, frequency response curves are obtained by applying a two-dimensional spectral balance method. For the first time, it is predicted that nonlinearity resulting from the contact mechanics between the disc brake pad lining and rotor can lead to a possible irregular motion (chaotic vibration) of the pad in the neighborhood of simple and parametric resonance. This chaotic behavior is identified and quantitatively measured by examining the Poincaré maps, Fourier spectra, and Lyapunov exponents. It is also found that these chaotic motions emerge as a result of successive Hopf bifurcations characterized by the torus breakdown and torus doubling routes as the excitation frequency varies. Various aspects of the numerical difficulties in the solution of the nonlinear equations are also discussed.
Disc brake noise, Chaotic motion, Nonlinear Leipholz beam
Bongsu Kang and C. A. Tan (2006).
Nonlinear Response of a Beam Under Distributed Moving Contact Load. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation.11 (2), 203-232. Netherlands: Elsevier BV.