Thermomechanical Modeling & Simulation

FEA Redesign and Optimization Capabilities of a Clutch Pack

Problem with original design: excessive and nonuniform wear (in hot spot areas predicted by the model)

 

Example: dual wet clutch (DWC)

Original clutch pack                                                       Redesigned clutch pack

Temperature rise during clutch engagement (C)

Contact pressure at interface 1 (backing plate)

The mode of deformation of the backing plate is related to geometry and operating conditions typical of DWC.