×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

How To Calculate Braking Torque

How To Calculate Braking Torque

How To Calculate Braking Torque

(OP)
For a project we have been brainstorming, we would like to calculate the amount of torque to be overcome to stop an axel on a loaded trailer. Any directions of where material on this subject may be found would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, K.

RE: How To Calculate Braking Torque

start with figuring the maximum tangential force developed by the tires at the road interface for a given load
convert that to torque at the axle
if your brake applies more torque to the axel than the tires can, the axle will stop (eventually - you still have a little wheel+axle inertia to overcome).

 

RE: How To Calculate Braking Torque

(OP)
Thanks ivymike. Appreciate the quick response. K.

RE: How To Calculate Braking Torque

Is it a rolling trailer?

Fe

RE: How To Calculate Braking Torque

(OP)
Yes, a fully loaded flatbed 18 wheeler, 80,000# GVW. K.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close