Thermal Analysis of Brakes and Clutches
Fast Transient Analysis
The extreme transience of brakes and clutches make energy management a highly complex simulation. ThermoAnalytics has supported validated simulations of vehicle brakes and clutches, including comparing them against dynamometer-driven systems and thermocouple measurements. Because our RadTherm software has emerged as the leading code for high-temperature brake analysis, our engineers are well-prepared to employ this tool with appropriate convection methods to capture all modes of heat transfer from the system: radiation, conduction and convection.
Improve Thermal Performance
Our engineers can help you identify ways to reduce the mass of your system while improving thermal performance or exploring highly wear-resistant materials. In the example at left, a 10-stop analysis of a 2005 Ford Mustang brake caliper and rotor is illustrated.
ThermoAnalytics has also supported leading European auto companies with clutch thermal analysis on commercial vehicles. Give your team the analytical edge by leveraging our experience—your clutch or brake system can be optimized with reduced testing and shorter time-to-market. Using our proprietary RadTherm software and CFD codes (where applicable), our engineers quickly produce accurate models of brakes, clutches, or other friction devices. We deliver comprehensive engineering reports, along with animations showing the overall temperature distribution.
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Our engineers use our industry-leading RadTherm software to capture all modes of heat transfer from a system: radiation, conduction and convection. ThermoAnalytics has supported validated simulations of vehicle brakes and clutches, including comparing them against dynamometer-driven systems and thermocouple measurements.