A disc brake is a wheel brake that slows rotation of the wheel by the friction caused by pushing brake pads against a brake disc with a set of calipers. Disk brake offer higher performance, light weight, simpler design and better resistance to water interface than drum brakes. The brake disc is usually made of cast iron, but may in some cases be made of composites such as reinforced carbon–carbon or ceramic matrix composites. This is connected to the wheel and/or the Axle. To stop the wheel, friction material in the form of brake pads, mounted on a device called a brake caliper, is forced mechanically, hydraulically, pneumatically, or electromagnetically against both sides of the disc. Friction causes the disc and attached wheel to slow or stop. Brakes convert motion to heat, and if the brakes get too hot, they become less effective, a phenomenon known as brake fade. In this project we model a disc brake using solid works design software. Then the part is imported to ANSYS work bench software. Static structural and steady state thermal analysis is carried out in ANSYS work bench. In static structural analysis the component is assigned with various materials at certain load. Thus the structural deformations formed due to the applied loads are studied and tabulated. In steady state thermal analysis the part is assigned with various materials and temperature loads are applied, thus the temperature distributions at applied thermal load are studied and tabulated. The material which is showing maximum performance such as low stresses and high temperature distributions in both structural and thermal wise respectively is known as the preferable material.

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