Usable Models for Free and Forced Cooling of Commercial Vehicle Drum Brakes 2006-01-3557
Construction of a transient model for a Class 8 tractor-trailer negotiating mountain terrain is presented. Four basic brake models for free and forced cooling (GSRS, UMTRI, Limpert, and HVE Brake Designer®) are converted to consistent units. The units have been reduced to those accepted variables in the thermodynamic/heat transfer literature (hc, A, cp, M), thereby facilitating model comparison and coefficient selection from the published literature. The data has been compared to real test published data. The effect of varying the desired vehicle speed, vehicle weight, number of adjusted brakes, and slope magnitude on brake drum temperatures is explored.