FRICTION APPLICATIONS IN ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION
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.
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Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Warner, C Y
- SMITH, G C
- James, M B
- Germane, G J
- Publication Date: 1983
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- SAE Technical Paper Series
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- ISSN: 0148-7191
- TRT Terms: Coefficient of friction; Crash reconstruction; Measurement; Rolling contact; Test procedures
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00378564
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 830612, HS-034 840
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 30 1983 12:00AM