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Sliding Bifurcations and Chaos in a Braking System

[+] Author Affiliations
Wei Zhang, Feng-Hong Yang

Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, P. R. China

Bin Hu

Capital Medical University, Beijing, P. R. China

Paper No. DETC2007-34356, pp. 183-191; 9 pages
  • ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5: 6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control, Parts A, B, and C
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 4–7, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4806-X | eISBN: 0-7918-3806-4
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


In this paper, non-smooth bifurcations and chaotic dynamics are investigated for a braking system. A three-degree -of-freedom model is considered to capture the complicated nonlinear characteristics, in particular, non-smooth bifurcations in the braking system. The stick-slip transition is analyzed for the braking system. From the results of numerical simulation, it is observed that there also exist the grazing-sliding bifurcation and stick-slip chaos in the braking system.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Bifurcation , Braking , Chaos



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