M. Hoić, B. Škugor, A. Miklik, J. Deur, A. Tissot

Experimental Characterization and Modeling of Dry Clutch Wear with Emphasis on Fading Effect

Forschung im ingenieurwesen-engineering research, Vol. 85, pp. 895-903, 2021.
The paper presents results of experimental characterization and modeling of dry clutch material wear, which concerns four input parameters (temperature, slip speed, torque, and closing time) and relies on using a custom-made disc-on-disc tribometer machine. A clutch closing cycle-wise cubic model is proposed, where for the sake of model compactness and least-square parameter identification method straightforwardness the torque and slip speed inputs are lumped into a surrogate power input. Finally, the characterization study is extended to concern the fading effect occurring at high clutch temperatures, including the wear restoration dynamics. The high-temperature results are employed to verify model extrapolation capability.