CHALLENGE

Fast cars need to stop. The heat created by high performance brakes requires a HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLUTION. Ceramic brake rotors can withstand remarkable braking loads, where metallic solutions are more limited by heating of the rotor. Attachment of the rotor to the metallic structure of the wheel can prove an interesting challenge. Improper fastening techniques and components can lead to catastrophic failure of components.

APPROACH

Leveraging over 20 years of in-house fluid dynamics expertise, Tungsten’s mechanical team was able to model the complex flow field around brake rotors. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) was used to predict thermal mismatches that occur during heavy braking. To ensure and maintain uniform clamping pressure on ceramic rotors, components and fasteners were sized and specified using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

RESULT

Properly sized and torqued fasteners combined with updated spring clips keep high-performance cars ON TRACK.


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