Optimization of Brake Rotor Slotting Using Finite Element Analysis

  • Ujwal SutariaEmail author
  • Vaibhav Shah
  • Karan Shah
  • Chaitanya Shah
  • Vinayak H. Khatawate
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The disc braking system in a vehicle is used for either retarding the motion of a vehicle or to bring it to a halt. Due to the application of brakes for number of times, there is a generation of heat, which may result in the failure of brake rotor. In this study, the thermal analysis of the brake rotor was done using Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The primary aim of the project was to compare the effect of different types of slotting on the rotor. The two designs of the rotors with different slotting were considered for analysis. The two designs were compared by their thermal values obtained from the thermal analysis by FEA and the best suitable design was selected for better performance disc brakes.


Brake rotor Brake torque Convection Finite element analysis Thermal flux 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ujwal Sutaria
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vaibhav Shah
    • 1
  • Karan Shah
    • 1
  • Chaitanya Shah
    • 1
  • Vinayak H. Khatawate
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of EngineeringMumbaiIndia

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