BRAKE TEMPERATURE AND AUTOMOBILE LOW SPEED STOPPING PERFORMANCE

A series of full scale vehicle tests were performed to quantify the effects of wheel brake component temperature on the braking performance of an automobile traveling at low speeds. These tests initiated from an investigation of an accident where the left rear brake did not possess a pad, leaving the brake pad backing in direct contact with the brake rotor when the brakes were applied. Higher-than-normal temperatures would exist at this interface as a result of this interaction. In order to examine the effects of these increased temperatures on the vehicle's stopping abilities, a vehicle was instrumented and tested on March 11, 1991.

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    3004 Charleton Court
    Waldorf, MD  United States  20602-2527
  • Authors:
    • Bayan, F
    • DEYERL, E
    • Shiu, B
  • Publication Date: 1994-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 52-54
  • Serial:
    • Accident Reconstruction Journal
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists
    • ISSN: 1057-8153

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 20 1994 12:00AM