DESIGN OF SUSPENSION TO PREVENT PULLING TO ONE SIDE AND SKIDDING DURING BRAKING-PARTICULARLY ON A SURFACE WITH DIFFERING COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION

From suspension geometry and the splitting of the dual brake circuits can be so designed as to achieve optimal braking stability both on a straight course and when cornering. This paper sets out to demonstrate that front suspension geometry incorporating outboard scrub radius together with diagonally split dual brake circuits - expecially with wheels on surface with different skid number - can considerably improve directional stability under braking. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 28-33
  • Monograph Title: Skidding Accidents: Tires, Vehicles and Vehicle components. Proceedings of a Conference Conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 2-6, 1977
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025745
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding, HS-021 374, HS-020 126
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM