1990-10-01

Disc Brakes for Heavy Duty Trucks in Japan 902200

This paper deals with development of disc brake systems for heavy duty trucks introduced in the market after studying the trend of heavy duty truck market.
For reduction of vehicle mass, hydraulic systems were adopted for all wheels while at the same time engineering attention was paid to improve brake torque transfer and pad wear.
Besides that,improvement of drag torque and shake back encountered while being developed is discussed.
Based on market report the current requirement for improvement and also future trend are described.

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