A description is given of a self-adaptive method of brake control designed to continuously monitor road surface slipperiness and adjust braking pressure to avoid wheel lock-up. Wheel deceleration during braking is detected and compared with minimum and maximum deceleration values in a hysteretic unit. The deceleration signal controls pneumatic reservoir brake pressure according to deceleration value. The system not only adjusts braking effort to degree of road slipperiness but it also shapes each braking pulse in a manner which approaches the point of maximum friction. /TRRL/

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    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MOORE, D F
    • Byrne, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-2-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 50-2
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM