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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/lubricants9120115
Title: Three-dimensional finite element analysis of contact problem in dry friction clutches
Language: English
Authors: Sabri, Laith A. 
Stojanovic, Nadica 
Senatore, Adolfo 
Jweeg, Muhsin Jaber 
Abed, Azher M. 
Abdullah, Oday Ibraheem 
Keywords: contact analysis;dry clutch system;finite element method;contact stiffness
Issue Date: Dec-2021
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Lubricants 9 (12): 115 (2021-12)
Journal: Lubricants 
Abstract (english): 
We present an investigation through numerical analysis (FEM) of the solution of the contact problem in friction clutch systems during engagement manoeuver. The case of high contact pressure between the sliding elements of a clutch system (flywheel, friction clutch and pressure plate) has been also considered. A finite element model of a dry friction clutch system (single disc) to estimate the distributions of the contact pressure between the contact elements of the clutch system under different working conditions has been developed and the main findings are discussed. Furthermore, the effect of modules of elasticity (contact stiffness) on the distribution of contact pressure of the mating surfaces was investigated. Also, the results encompass the deformations of the contacting surfaces for different cases. This work could provide a fundamental intermediate step to obtain a partial solution to the thermos-elastic problem in order to compute the thermal-driven deformations and stresses in the automotive clutches and brakes under different working conditions.
DOI: 10.15480/882.4067
ISSN: 2075-4442
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/lubricants9120115
Institute: Laser- und Anlagensystemtechnik G-2 
Document Type: Article
More Funding information: This research received no external funding.
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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