The main goal of this book is to show how to modify and optimize the properties of the damping matrix in order to find the most beneficial way of adding damping to a given mechanical system. To this end, a two-degree-of-freedom model of disc brake is analyzed to gain insight into the fundamental physical behavior of damping. In addition, more realistic, high-dimensional finite element brake models are studied and optimized for stability.
Helps the reader to get deep physical insight by offering a detailed analysis of a monimal model
Shows traps and shortmomings of complex eigenvalue analysis
Sensitizes the reader that adding damping may be destabilizing in realistic brake systems
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras