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The braking system is one of the most important elements in vehicle systems from the aspect of vehicle safety, besides the steering system and the internal combustion engine. During the braking process, the disc and pads absorb a large amount of kinetic energy that converted to heat. Owing to this frictional heating, it is necessary to compute the temperature distribution that will be appeared during the braking process, which is the main goal of this research paper. There are many factors that can be influenced to the distribution of frictional heat generated. One of the significant factors is the applied pressure by the brake pad on the braking disc. The results proved that when increased the applied pressure then the frictional heat generated increased too. It was developed a new finite element model based on observed data from real vehicle. It was used ANSYS/WORKBENCH 14.5 software to perform the numerical analysis, module Transient Structural. Parts that are the most disposed to the thermal stress are braking pads. Also, it was found time period from 0 to 0.1 second is the most critical period during the whole braking period, because in this period, temperature rises rapidly, the maximum temperature occurred at 1.338 seconds, and after that it falls. [Project of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Grant no. TR35041: The research of vehicle safety as part of a cybernetic system: Driver-Vehicle-Environment]
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2020, VOLUME 24, ISSUE Issue 1, PAGES [203 - 214]
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