ENGINEERING DESIGN BENEFITS OF SILICONE BRAKE FLUIDS
Safety performance needs are exceeding the present capability of conventional brake fluids, and federal improvement of performance specifications is currently under way to remedy this situation. Silicone-based brake fluids have been the only viable product developed to date. The primary goal of this search has been based on the need to identify a fluid that can be used in any vehicle on the road with no detrimental effects on any component of the braking system. This paper discusses silicone hydraulic brake fluid formulations that are capable of performing this first and most important task. Physical properties of silicone fluids that provide improved safety and performance are presented. Such fluids provide cost savings in reduced structural damage and the means for potential cost savings in new safety design capability for warning light systems, brake power boosters, smaller and lighter components, and antiskid, automatic and wheellock control devices.
New York, NY United States 10017
- Chapman, D R
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Brake fluids; Performance; Performance based specifications; Physical properties; Safety; Silicones; Specifications
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00264222
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740129
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM