Finite Element Analysis of Drum Brake by using ANSYS
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
The drum brake is a mechanical device which inhibits the rotational motion of the wheel by the action of friction generated between shoe brake and the brake drum. During braking, the brake drum experiences high temperature and thermal stresses. Due to this the drum brake material should possess a high thermal conductivity, thermal capacity and high strength in order to withstand these stresses. The aim of this research is to design the drum brake by using the finite element analysis. The most
... nalysis. The most efficient material for the manufacturing of brake drum is found by analyzing different selected materials under given boundary conditions. This research emphasizing on the substitution of cast iron by any other lightweight material. A model is created with the help of software CATIA V5 and structural and thermal analysis are performed in ANSYS 16.0 work bench. A static structural and thermal analysis of different materials such as aluminium alloy, aluminium metal matrix composite (1), aluminium metal matrix composite (2) and titanium alloy for a brake drum is done. The results of all these four analysis are compared at the end to find out the most suitable material for brake drum.