Service Brake Structural Integrity Test Procedure-Vehicles Over 4500 kg (10 000 lb) GVWR
This SAE Recommended Practice establishes a method of testing the structural integrity of the brake system of all new trucks, buses, and combination vehicles designed for roadway use and falling in the following classifications: a. Trucks and Bus— Over 4500 kg (10 000 lb) GVWR b. Combination of vehicle—Towing vehicle over 4500 kg 10 000 lb) GVWR The test consists of two parts: a Structural EnduranceTest followed by a Structural Ultimate Strength Test.
Rationale: this was a 5 year review on an existing recommended practice. The document is relative to how structural testing is conducted today and will likely be over the next 5 years. No changes or modifications suggested at this time of review.