Disc brake squeal can be classified as a form of friction-induced vibration. Eliminating brake noise is a classic challenge in the automotive industry. This paper presents methods for analyzing the unstable vibration of a car disc brake. The numerical simulation has been conducted, and its results are compared with those from the experimental tests. The root causes of brake squeal noise will be identified. Potential solutions for elimination of the brake squeal noise will be proposed. Firstly, new materials and technologies for the disc brake application will be explored, secondly, it will be illustrated how to avoid the brake squeal noise problem from the brake system design. Brake disc design changes for improving cooling performance, and service solutions for brake squeal noise will be presented.

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