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Title: Vehicle brake testing system

Abstract

This invention relates to a force measuring system capable of measuring forces associated with vehicle braking and of evaluating braking performance. The disclosure concerns an invention which comprises a first row of linearly aligned plates, a force bearing surface extending beneath and beside the plates, vertically oriented links and horizontally oriented links connecting each plate to a force bearing surface, a force measuring device in each link, a transducer coupled to each force measuring device, and a computing device coupled to receive an output signal from the transducer indicative of measured force in each force measuring device. The present invention may be used for testing vehicle brake systems.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Harriman, TN
  2. Lenoir City, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
874880
Patent Number(s):
6,481,298
Assignee:
The University of Tennessee Research Corporation (Knoxville, TN); UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
vehicle; brake; testing; relates; force; measuring; capable; forces; associated; braking; evaluating; performance; disclosure; concerns; row; linearly; aligned; plates; bearing; surface; extending; beneath; beside; vertically; oriented; links; horizontally; connecting; plate; device; link; transducer; coupled; computing; receive; output; signal; indicative; measured; systems; output signal; bearing surface; /73/

Citation Formats

Stevens, Samuel S, and Hodgson, Jeffrey W. Vehicle brake testing system. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Stevens, Samuel S, & Hodgson, Jeffrey W. Vehicle brake testing system. United States.
Stevens, Samuel S, and Hodgson, Jeffrey W. Tue . "Vehicle brake testing system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874880.
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title = {Vehicle brake testing system},
author = {Stevens, Samuel S and Hodgson, Jeffrey W},
abstractNote = {This invention relates to a force measuring system capable of measuring forces associated with vehicle braking and of evaluating braking performance. The disclosure concerns an invention which comprises a first row of linearly aligned plates, a force bearing surface extending beneath and beside the plates, vertically oriented links and horizontally oriented links connecting each plate to a force bearing surface, a force measuring device in each link, a transducer coupled to each force measuring device, and a computing device coupled to receive an output signal from the transducer indicative of measured force in each force measuring device. The present invention may be used for testing vehicle brake systems.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {11}
}

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