1946-01-01

BRAKE DESIGNS and Methods of RATING BRAKES - For Commercial Automotive Vehicles 460212

OF the various methods of establishing the size of vehicle brakes that have been in use the author points out that the ones found most satisfactory have been based on the fundamental fact that the brake is an energy-converting unit.
Formulation of rating factors at the present time, he says further, shows promise of incorporating the effect of engine horsepower on the brake factors by introducing a time element.
For those advocates of a simple method of rating brakes on the basis of liner area, Mr. Super recommends that this area be established on the basis of the projected length of the liner so that the most efficient use of the liner material is obtained.

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