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Application of Disc Brakes to Commercial Vehicles
Published January 01, 1983 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Event: Braking of Road Vehicles
This paper describes the development of Lucas Girling disc brakes suitable for commercial vehicles, reference being made to the historical background of the product and the problems encountered.
A basis for determining the minimum size of braking surface and lining volume necessary to ensure satisfactory brake life is then described. Comments on the design of the caliper and disc, as well as their relevance to the thermal and lining wear aspects of the brake package are included. In conclusion, the reaction beam two-pin sliding caliper disc brake range is reviewed, showing how it meets the commercial vehicle brake requirements of the 1980's