An Investigation of Motorcycle Braking Control Gains
Department of Transport, Office of Road Safety, 1983 - Brakes - 238 pages
A pilot experimental investigation was made of the effect of motorcycle brake control gains on rider subjective opinion and objective performance in emergenc stopping manoeuvres. A variable braking control gradien (VBCG) motorcycle was developed for the experiment, whic allowed independent variation of the force and displacement control gains of the front and rear wheel brakes. Development of the VBCG system was preceeded by a comprehensive investigation of the braking performance characteristics of three production motorcycles. Braking systems. Vehicle dynamics. Modelling. Pedal force. Pedal travel.
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CHARACTERIZATION OF MOTORCYCLE BRAKE RESPONSE PROPERTIES
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400 ml motorcycle acceleration actuating allow Appendix applied average deceleration brake control brake displacement gradient brake lever brake system calibration characteristics Coefficient Coefficient Independent Value Coefficient Step Number contribution control gradients described determined disc dynamic effects equation experimental experiments Figure force gradient frequency front and rear front brake displacement front brake force given hydraulic hysteresis increase independent independent variables input lever displacement machine measured motorcycle brake MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS normalized observed obtained output pads parameters performance phase pressure quick stop range rear brake Rear Brake Force REGRESSION ANALYSIS MEASURE response RESULTS OF SPSS rider shown in Figure shows SIGNIFICANCE Significance Entered SIGNIFICANCE OF REGRESSION speed spring SPSS MULTIPLE REGRESSION Step stiffness SUBJECT TABLE task transducer transfer function Value of Significance Variable Coefficient Step variables variation VBCG versus wheel