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FRICTION APPLICATIONS IN ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Accession Number:

00378564

Record Type:

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Society of Automotive Engineers

400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096 USA

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/01487191

Abstract:

The determination of appropriate friction coefficient values is an important aspect of accident reconstruction. Tire-roadway friction values are highly dependent on a variety of physical factors. Factors such as tire design, side force limitations, road surface wetness, vehicle speed, and load shifting require understanding if useful reconstruction calculations are to be made. Tabulated experimental friction coefficient data are available, and may be improved upon in many situations by simple testing procedures. This paper presents a technical review of basic concepts and principles of friction as they apply to accident reconstruction and automobile safety. A brief review of test measurement methods is also presented, together with simple methods of friction measurement to obtain more precise values in many situations. This paper also recommends coefficient values for reconstruction applications other than tire-roadway forces.

Supplemental Notes:

International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 28-March 4, 1983.

Report Numbers:

SAE 830612
HS-034 840

Corporate Authors:

Society of Automotive Engineers

400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096 USA

Authors:

WARNER, C Y
SMITH, G C
James, M B
Germane, G J

Pagination:

13 p.

Publication Date:

1983

Serial:

SAE Technical Paper Series

Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
ISSN: 0148-7191

Features:

Appendices (2) ; Figures (13) ; References (22)

Subject Areas:

Safety and Human Factors

Source Agency:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Files:

HSL, USDOT

Last Modified:

Sep 30 1983 12:00AM