1996-10-01

An Overview of Heavy Vehicle Brake System Test Methods 962215

A number of methods and types of equipment have been developed to measure a heavy vehicle's braking forces both for use as an inspection tool and for diagnosis of brake system problems. The systems and procedures evaluated included a vehicle deceleration test, a road transducer plate, roller dynamometers, a flat plate tester, a breakaway torque tester, and an infrared brake temperature measurement system. Evaluations of these devices have been conducted to ensure that the results produced are meaningful. In general, the devices compare very well and, in most cases, were found to be useful in determining the status of a brake system.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Purchase more aerospace standards and aerospace material specifications and save! AeroPaks off a customized subscription plan that lets you pay for just the documents that you need, when you need them.
X