Replicating Brake Cooling Tests by using Coupled CAE Simulations
Paper in proceeding, 2019

The present paper provides an overview of the different steps implemented to develop a simulation procedure which aims at replicating the Alpine descent brake cooling performance test. The Alpine descent brake cooling performance test is a driving scenario where brakes are continuously applied at down-hill driving for a prolong time when going down from a mountain. Results are presented and compared to experimental data obtained from the on-road testing. The comparison shows that the developed method is capable of predicting trends and deltas when doing case studies at concept phase of vehicle development. One of the examples of such studies presented in this paper is the effect of different rim designs on the brake cooling performance.


Brake cooling

Alpine descent

Brake systems


Alexey Vdovin

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Gael le Gigan

Volvo Cars

12th FKFS-Conference proceedings

12th FKFS-Conference – Progress in Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management
Stuttgart, Germany,

Brake cooling performance simulations

Volvo Cars, 2016-01-02 -- 2019-12-31.

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