ASYMMETRIC BRAKE FORCE DISTRIBUTION - THE CAUSES AND THE EFFECT ON YAW STABILITY AND HANDLING DURING BRAKING

OSYMMETRISK BROMSKRAFTFOERDELNING. UPPKOMSTMEKANISMER OCH INVERKAN PAA KURSSTABILITET OCH MANOEVRERBARHET VID BROMSNING

A brake defect investigation concerned change in brake efficiency due to locked wheel brake cylinders and water, brake fluid or transmission oil contaminated brake linings. Tested brake types were disc brakes and duo servo duplex and simplex drum brakes. It was shown that considerable changes in brake efficiency both upwards and downwards can occur. An investigation concerning the effects of asymmetric brake force distribution was carried out with four cars with different weight distribution. The tests were straight line braking tests on dry asphalt from 80 km/h. The vehicles were braked with an automatic braking device. The tests were performed with locked handwheel, steering correction from the driver and steering correction by an automatic steering device. The results showed that asymmetric brake force distribution can give course deviations in spite of the driver's correction efforts which are judged as a traffic hazard. Front wheel brake asymmetry gave the largest effects in combination with high load on the rear wheels. Steering effects from the rear axle due to elasticities in the suspension also turned out to be a potential hazard. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

    Olaus Magnus vaeg 35
    Linkoeping,   Sweden  SE-581 95
  • Authors:
    • Nordstrom, O
    • Roland, M
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 93 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM