COMPONENT DEGRADATION: BRAKING SYSTEM. VOLUME II
The program determined the effects of selected modes of disc-and drum-brake component degradation on vehicle braking performance. The results are used to recommend brake-component and system-performance limits of degradation. An inertial brake dynamometer was used to evaluate physically the effects of thin friction materials, friction-material wear characteristics, effects of friction material contamination, and the effects of heat spots, rotor scoring, out-of-round drums and disc lateral runout. The other major tasks were the evaluation of side-to-side brake imbalance with vehicle-handling models and vehicle tests conducted with sample drivers and the analytical determination of inspection criteria for brake system proportioning (front-to-rear ratio) and brake pedal reserve.
- See also Volume 1, PB-237 595.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- KERANEN, T W
- Schwartz, H W
- Jacko, M J
- Tarr, W R
- Leung, C K
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 432 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Brake linings; Brakes; Braking; Contaminants; Disc brakes; Durability; Friction tests; Measures of effectiveness; Motor vehicles; Performance tests
- Uncontrolled Terms: Contamination; Degradation; Drum brakes; Effectiveness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090045
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: BRL/TR-74-7178 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-090-3-710
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM