1993-03-01

A Requirements Driven Design Methodology for a Vehicle Brake System 930800

Defining or sizing the basic components in a vehicle brake system is done to satisfy specific requirements such as vehicle stopping distance, pedal travel and effort; braking efficiency as well as thermal considerations, cost, and packaging. This paper presents a flow-down method for computing brake system design parameters directly from those requirements. Relationships are also developed that enable the designer to understand trade-offs between requirements and system parameters.

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