Design and Analysis of Motorcycle Disk Brake

EOI: 10.11242/viva-tech.01.04.200

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Ms. Ashwini Pawar, Ms. Amruta Dhuri, Ms. Riya Patil, Prof. Bhushan Save, "Design and Implementing of Roof Ventilator in Small Scale Industry for Future Prospective", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 200, pp. 1-5, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


The disc brake is a device for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel. A brake disc (or rotor), usually made of cast iron or ceramic composite, is connected to the wheel and/or the axle. Friction causes the disc and attached wheel to slow or stop. Brakes convert friction to heat, but if the brake get too hot, they will cease to work because they cannot dissipate enough heat. This condition of failure is known as brake fade. This paper discusses the phenomenon of heat distribution on the brake disc during braking. Heat distribution on the brake disc is caused by kinetic energy changing into mechanical energy. Energy changes occur during the braking process due to friction between the surface of the disc and a disc pad. The temperature resulting from this friction rises high. Disc brakes are exposed to large thermal stresses during routine braking and extraordinary thermal stresses during hard braking. Structural and Thermal analysis is to be done on the disc brake. The materials used are Cast iron and finding the suitable material and also find the best geometric design. Structural analysis is done to verify the strength of the disc brake for applied loads. This is important to understand action force and friction force on the disc brake new material, how disc brake works more efficiently, which can help to reduce the accident that may happen in each day Thermal analysis is done to verify thermal properties like thermal gradient and thermal flux etc. Comparison can be done for displacement, stresses, thermal gradient etc. for the materials to check which material is best. ANSYS is general purpose finite element analysis (FEA) software package. Analysis of brake rotor includes Structural analysis and Steady state Thermal analysis for each design. A comparison between the existing brake rotors and proposed new design is carried out and based on the results the best design is found out by ANSYS software.


Design, ANSYS, SOLIDWORKS, Disc brake, Friction, Thermal analysis, FEA, Comparison, Heat flux, Structural analysis, strength, Stress.


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