TRAILER BRAKE PERFORMANCE
The goals of the research project were threefold, namely, (1) to elucidate the mechanics of combination-vehicle braking (where combination vehicles refers to passenger car-trailer and pickup truck-trailer combination vehicles), (2) to structure a rationale for measuring trailer braking properties, and (3) to formulate a set of guidelines by which tow and trailing vehicles can be properly matched to provide acceptable combination-vehicle braking performance. The report describes analytical and empirical work aimed toward attaining these goals, including parameter sensitivity studies employing digital computer simulation and full-scale track testing of five tow vehicles and five trailers. Parameter measurements of the test trailers were also included.
- See also PB-262 176.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborHighway Safety Research Institute
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Washington, DC USA 20590
- BERNARD, J E
- Winkler, C B
- Campbell, J D
- Gupta, R K
- Publication Date: 1976-11
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Brakes; Braking; Dynamic loads; Guidelines; Passenger vehicles; Simulation; Specifications; Standards; Tests; Towed vehicles; Towing vehicles; Trailers; Trucks
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00151153
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-76-24-1, DOT-HS-802-100
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01152
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 30 2002 12:00AM