Transient Behavior of Initial Perturbation in Multidisk Clutch System

Abdullah M. AL-Shabibi*

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Above a certain critical speed, a perturbation in the contact pressure or the temperature field of a clutch system can grow, leading to areas of high heat generation or hot spots. The aim of the present study is to investigate the transient evolution of a sinusoidal perturbation in a multidisk clutch system. Eigenfunction expansion is used to solve the coupled thermomechanical heat conduction problem. A reduced-order model is also investigated in which a few dominant eigenfunctions are used in the expansion series.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1164-1171
Number of pages8
JournalTribology Transactions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2014


  • Brake
  • Clutch
  • Eigenfunction Series
  • Reduced Order model
  • Thermoelastic Instability (TEI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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