EMERGENCY BRAKE FUNCTION OF INERTIA BRAKE SYSTEMS

KATASTROFBROMSFUNKTION HOS PASKJUTSBROMSAR

The emergency brake function of seven different trailer inertia brake systems has been studied. Measurements of relevant parameters for the emergency brake function were made and tests of brake performance when the trailer was separated from a towing vehicle at 50 km/h were conducted. The tests were carried out with the trailers and brake systems both in original condition and with some modifications. The results provide a basis for a proposal of provisional requirements for the emergency brake function of inertia brake systems. The suggested requirements are easy to check at laboratory-testing for type-approval of inertia brake systems. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

    Olaus Magnus vaeg 35
    Linkoeping,   Sweden  SE-581 95
  • Authors:
    • ODSELL, O
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI Rpt. No. 143
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM