Some considerations for road designers regarding downhill braking for heavy vehicles

This paper addresses new developments in considerations for designers of downhill road sections with respect to braking for heavy vehicles. It deals with sustainable braking at various slopes and speeds. It does not deal with stopping distances. This paper is therefore fairly narrow in scope. Engine braking and the differences in different engine retarders are explored in as far as these types of devices assist in the survivability of descents for heavy vehicles. Driveline retarders are not discussed. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211649.

  • Authors:
    • DAVIS, L
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01011285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 2:59PM