zaveri
zaveri
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13 Mar 2012

How Is Brake Force Determined?

hi all

how is the braking force of a brake system of an automobile determined and how is the distance travelled after braking calculated. what is the data required besides the mass of the automobile and the decceleration
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CE Designer

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7 years ago
zaveri
hi all

how is the distance travelled after braking calculated. what is the data required besides the mass of the automobile and the decceleration
I am assuming you mean what is the distance travelled after coming to rest.
From particle motion i can see that you will need:
  1. Velocity at the instant the brake was applied
Simply apply the formula v^2 = u^2 - 2(a)(s)
where v = 0

I am not certain how the mass of the car would come in here, maybe someone can help us.

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