Ricardo Andrés García León http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2734-1425

Eduar Pérez Rojas


Introduction: the objective of this study was to analyzethe behavior of the temperature, velocity and heat flowin the ventilation duct of three brake disc designs usingcomputational fluid dynamics (CFD). Methods: thedesign software SolidWorks was used for the analysis. Thethree disc designs differed in geometry and application.The numerical results for the flow of heat through theventilation channels were compared with mathematicallyobtained results. Results: the numerical results showedthat the discs performed well under severe operatingconditions (80 Km/h and an ambient temperature of22°C). It is very important in brake disc design to selectthe appropriate geometry, particularly the number andthe cross section of the ducts, and the type of material.Conclusions: numerical methods offer advantages forselecting the geometry and the material and for modelingthe fluid flow to optimize the heat dissipation to providethe maximum performance for properly maintainedcomponents.



Ventilation channels, CFD, heat flow, FEA, Disc brakes, friction, heat loss, temperature

How to Cite
García León, R., & Pérez Rojas, E. (2016). Analysis of the amount of heat flow between cooling channels in three vented brake discs. Ingenieria Y Universidad, 21(1), 71- 96. https://doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.iyu21-1.aahf
Industrial and systems engineering
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