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ERIC Number: EJ843916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Dynamics of Braking Vehicles: From Coulomb Friction to Anti-Lock Braking Systems
Tavares, J. M.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n4 p697-704 Jul 2009
The dynamics of braking of wheeled vehicles is studied using the Coulomb approximation for the friction between road and wheels. The dependence of the stopping distance on the mass of the vehicle, on the number of its wheels and on the intensity of the braking torque is established. It is shown that there are two regimes of braking, with and without sliding. The advantage of using an anti-lock braking system (ABS) is put in evidence, and a quantitative estimate of its efficiency is proposed and discussed. (Contains 3 footnotes and 4 figures.)
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Language: English
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