OPTIMUM FREQUENCY OF INSPECTION
The primary purpose of this study was to develop a means for determining the optimum frequency for inspecting brake system components in order to minimize their occurrence in a defective condition while in use on the U.S. Highways. The present study collects and analyzes brake component inspection data resulting from wheel-removal programs conducted by several states. Analysis of the data from those states revealed that the results were essentially the same as the results obtained from an analysis of DOT's VIU data base. The analysis also revealed that it was possible to merge the data from the state wheel-removal program and thus update the VIU data base. The results of the study indicated that the Optimum Brake Inspection Plan can likewise be utilized as a plan for specifying the optimum frequency of inspection for brake system components.
Ultrasystems, Incorporated2400 Nicholson Drive
Irvine, CA USA 92715
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Fisher, FGJ
- Eidemiller, R
- Oldham, F
- Pond, S
- Publication Date: 1978-12
- Pagination: 110 p.
- TRT Terms: Brake linings; Brakes; Components; Defects; Frequency (Electromagnetism); Highway transportation; Inspection; Motor vehicles; Project management; Safety; States; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00198285
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-723 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01650
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM