A Novel Semi-empirical Dynamic Brake Model for Automotive Applications
Journal article, 2020

In this work, the authors propose a semi-empirical dynamic brake model with the intent of improving the simulation fidelity of Model-, Software-, and Hardware-in-the-Loop environment in vehicle dynamics studies. This model has been parametrized and validated for three passenger cars’ brake systems composed of ECE linings and cast iron discs. The proposed model outperforms the State-of-the-Art by accounting for changes in the interfacial properties and thermal state at the brake pad-disc contact. This work is the result of a joint collaboration between Technische Universität Ilmenau (Ilmenau, Germany) and Volvo Cars (Gothenburg, Sweden). The results show that the braking time, disc temperature and local contact pressure play a fundamental role on the contact area dynamics and, hence, on the friction coefficient.

Patch dynamics

Friction coefficient

Brake systems

Friction modelling


Vincenzo Ricciardi

Technische Universität Ilmenau

Alessandro Travagliati

Volvo Cars

Viktor Schreiber

Technische Universität Ilmenau

Matthijs Klomp

Volvo Cars

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

Valentin Ivanov

Technische Universitaet Ilmenau

Klaus Augsburg

Technische Universität Ilmenau

Cassio Faria


Tribology International

0301-679X (ISSN)

Vol. 146 106223

Virtual Architecture for Development and Verification of Chassis Mechatronic Systems

Volvo Cars, 2016-07-01 -- 2022-06-30.

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/675999), 2016-07-01 -- 2022-06-30.

Subject Categories


Applied Mechanics

Vehicle Engineering

Areas of Advance


Materials Science


Basic sciences



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