MODIFICATIONS OF STEERING AXLE CAM BRAKES FOR FMVSS 121
The increased torque levels required on front axles of air brake vehicles to comply with the 60 miles per hour, 245 foot stopping distance of FMVSS 121 created brake packaging problems not only due to the brake assemblies being larger for a given axle weight, but due to the inclusion of antilock hardware and the larger front axles. To produce the additional torque, increased brake input power was needed, necessitating material and design changes of the basic foundation brake. Many of these design considerations are discussed in this paper. /HSRI/
- This paper was presented at the Truck Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers, November 1-4, 1976, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Marting, P G
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Air brakes; Antilock brake systems; Antilock brake systems; Axles; Brakes; Steering; Torque
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00148984
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760845/MVSS 121
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM