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Dr David Bryant

Senior Lecturer - Automotive Engineering

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering
(Faculty of Engineering and Informatics)
Emaild.bryant@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 235579

Biography

Dr Bryant is a Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering at the University of Bradford with a research specialism in automotive brakes and braking.  He graduated with a degree in Automotive Engineering from the University of Leeds followed by a PhD from the University of Huddersfield in the field of vehicle brake judder supported by Bentley Motors and an EPSRC CASE Award.  A period at the University of Huddersfield saw him hold positions of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer before moving to the University of Bradford in 2012.

Dr Bryant’s research interests centre on vehicle brakes and braking systems with a specific focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking instabilities. Drawing on regular funding from automotive OEMs, the work has gained international recognition with the publication of conference papers and journal articles. Projects have directly impacted on vehicle design and production and have embedded an understanding of complex problems. Knowledge Transfer interests focus on the running of the renowned Braking of Road Vehicles short course for industry and the associated course on the Jaguar Land Rover Technical Accreditation Scheme. Dr Bryant is a member of the Faculty’s Automotive Research Centre and directs the Braking Research Centre sub-group.  Since 2018 Dr Bryant sits as Chair of the IMechE Automobile Division Yorkshire Centre.  

Research

Vehicle brakes and braking systems with a specific focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking instabilities

Teaching

Teaching highlights

Programme Leader: MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

MSc Automotive Systems Engineering

Professional activities

  • IMechE Automobile Division Yorkshire Centre, Chairman

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleSimplified three-dimensional finite element hot-spotting modelling of a pin-mounted vented brake disc: an investigation of hot-spotting determinants (2018)
AuthorsTang, Jinghan; Bryant, David; Qi, Hong Sheng; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Babenko, Maksims
 
TitleInvestigation of stick-slip vibration in a commercial vehicle brake assembly (2017)
AuthorsAshraf N.;Bryant D.;Fieldhouse J.
JournalInternational Journal of Acoustics and Vibrations
DOI10.20855/ijav.2017.22.3478
 
TitleHot Judder - An Investigation of the Thermo-Elastic and Thermo-Plastic Effects during Braking (2011)
AuthorsFieldhouse J.;Bryant D.;Talbot C.
JournalSAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems
DOI10.4271/2011-01-1575
 
TitleThe Influence of Pad Abutment on the Generation of Brake Noise (2011)
AuthorsFieldhouse, J.D.; Bryant, David; Talbot, C.J.
 
TitleBrake Judder - An Investigation of the Thermo-elastic and Thermo-plastic Effects during Braking (2011)
AuthorsBryant, David; Fieldhouse, J.D.; Talbot, C.J.
 
Edited Book
TitleBraking Legislation for Road Vehicles: Braking of Road Vehicles 2016 (2016)
AuthorsWinfried Gaupp
PublisherInprint and Design
 
TitleBraking of Road Vehicles 2013 (2013)
Authorsvarious
PublisherInprint and Design
 
Title Author(s)
Experimental Investigation of the Dynamic Thermal Deformation and Judder of a Ventilated Disc Brake (2018)Tang J., Bryant D., Qi H.,
Ventilated Disc Thermal Localisations: Axisymmetric 2D FE Parametric Study (2017)Tang, Jinghan; Bryant, David; Qi, Hong Sheng
A 3D Finite Element Simulation of Ventilated Brake Disc Hot Spotting (2016)Tang, Jinghan; Bryant, David; Qi, Hong Sheng
A Finite Element Simulation of Disc Brake Hot Band Migration (2015)Tang, Jinghan; Bryant, David; Qi, Hong Sheng
A numerical investigation of hot spotting origin of ventilated disc brakes (2015)Tang, Jinghan; Bryant, David; Qi, Hong Sheng
Investigation of Brake Squeal Using a Flexible Multi Body Dynamics Model (2014)Alasadi, A., Bannister, P., Hussain, K., Bryant, D., Day A.,
Coupled CFD and FE Thermal Mechanical Simulation of Disc Brake (2014)Tang, Jinghan; Bryant, David; Qi, Hong Sheng
Hot Judder – An Analysis of the development process (2013)Bryant, D., Fieldhouse, J.D., and Claffey, E.,
The prediction of pad vibration in a noisy disc brake using multibody dynamics analysis (2013)Alasadi, A; Bannister, P; Bryant, D; Day, A.J; Hussain, K.,
Investigation Of Brake Pad Vibration Under Dynamic Squeal Conditions (2012)Bryant, D., Solms, F., Fieldhouse, J., Ashraf, N.,
The influence of pad abutment on brake noise generation (2011)Fieldhouse J.;Bryant D.;Talbot C.
An investigation of frictional vibration between pad and calliper in the generation of disk brake squeal (2010)Talbot, C.J., Fieldhouse, J.D. and Bryant, D.
Thermal brake judder investigations using a high speed dynamometer (2008)Bryant D.;Fieldhouse J.;Crampton A.;Talbot C.;Layfield J.
A Study of Thermal Judder on a Laboratory Dynamometer (2008)Fieldhouse J., Bryant D., Talbot C., Crampton A., Layfield J.,
A Study of the Thermo-elastic Effects of Braking on High Performance Cars (2007)Fieldhouse J., Bryant D., Palmer E., and Mishra R.,