THE BRAKING BEHAVIOUR OF CARS WITH SINGLE AXLE TRAILERS

BREMSVERHALTEN VON PERSONENKRAFTWAGEN MIT EINACHSANHAENGERN

This work reviews the behaviour of cars with caravan trailers. Cars with all three engine-/drive variations and caravans of different sizes with and without over-run brakes are considered. Attention is centred mainly on two criteria, the change in the quality of braking due to the trailer and the locking of the trailer axle. It is shown that when braking takes place with small trailers without over-run brakes the quality is drastically reduced, but with over-run brakes the danger of trailer axle locking is overcome. Overloading of both the car and the trailer badly affects the braking quality irrespective of the type of vehicle or trailer, but overloading the trailer has the greatest influence. A non-linear over-run spring reduces the locking effect of the trailer axle without any great change in braking quality. /TRRL/

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    VDI Nachrichten

    Postfach 1139, Graf-Recke-Strasse 84
    4 Dusseldorf 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Mitschke, M
    • Shibakawa, H
    • HELMS, H
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00184015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM