Disc Brake Pad Wear

Application ID: 89961

In this example, wear of the friction material in a disc brake is studied. Quasistatic friction forces are prescribed from simple kinematic considerations. The geometry of the brake pad is continuously updated to account for the material removal due to wear following the well-known Archard equation. Both the contact pressure and the wear rate changes over time as an effect of the updated pad geometry.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: