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Investigation of the relationship between damping and mode-coupling patterns in case of brake squeal

Abstract : Brake squeal is a friction induced instability phenomenon that has to be addressed during the development process. The mechanism is considered a mode coupling phenomenon also referred to as coalescence. The system eigenvalues have been computed using a technique based on the finite element method. The coalescence patterns were then determined in relation to the friction coefficient. The effects of damping on the coalescence patterns have been investigated. If the two modes involved in the coalescence are equally damped, a "lowering effect" that tends to stabilize the system is observed. If the two modes are not equally damped, both "lowering" and "smoothing" effects occur. If the "smoothing effect" prevails, added damping may act in an unintuitive way by destabilizing the system. To further study this point, stability areas have been plotted and a metric is proposed to find the most stable configuration in terms of damping distribution. In the squeal frequency range, coalescence patterns often involve more than two modes. In this case, the effect of damping is far more complicated since several modes are coupled both in terms of friction and damping.
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Guillaume Fritz, Jean-Jacques Sinou, Jean-Marc Duffal, Louis Jezequel. Investigation of the relationship between damping and mode-coupling patterns in case of brake squeal. Journal of Sound and Vibration, Elsevier, 2007, 307 (3-5), pp.591-609. ⟨10.1016/j.jsv.2007.06.041⟩. ⟨hal-00225720⟩



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