The energy expended during braking is discussed for both the industrial and transport fields. It is concluded that only in certain specialized cases can worthwhile savings be made in the industrial field. Values of the losses in vehicle braking are derived for various types of driving and it is only in extreme situations that the energy dissipated by the brakes is appreciable compared with the energy required to propel the vehicle. Small increases in engine efficiency and reductions in mechanical losses are likely to make greater savings in the short term.(a) (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • NEWCOMB, T P
  • Publication Date: 1980-3-15

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 401-407
  • Serial:
    • Wear
    • Volume: 59
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Elsevier Science S.A.
    • ISSN: 0043-1648

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM