Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics (2020-12-01)

Theoretical Analysis of the Motorcycle Front Brake Heating ‎Process during High Initial Speed Emergency Braking

  • Andrzej Borawski,
  • Dariusz Szpica,
  • Grzegorz Mieczkowski,
  • Eliza Borawska,
  • Mohamed M. Awad,
  • Rizk M. Shalaby,
  • Mohammed Sallah

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 6, no. Special Issue
pp. 1431 – 1437


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Motorcycles are a common mode of transport. They are used both for a conventional purpose - as a way to cover the distance from A to B, but more and more often they are a way of recreation. The choice of bikes is huge on the market: from scooters, threw small city bikes, to high-speed performance or racing machines. High speeds is closely related to high kinetic energy of movement. In case of emergency stopping, the brakes may overheat and cause fading. In this study, it was decided to check how the initial speed affects the motorcycle brake heating process. FEM was used for this purpose.