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Old 12-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #96
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Originally Posted by catweasel67 View Post
The maximum braking

The maximum braking allows to achieve the maximum deceleration, that is:

The deceleration is a function of the wheelbase p, of the vertical h and horizontal position of the center of gravity and of the coefficients of friction, not of the vehicle mass.

The ratio between the front wheel braking force and the total available braking force depends only from the geometrical properties and the coefficients of friction:

Figure 6. Deceleration lines and braking ratio
wheelbase p=1.4 m; height of the center of gravity h=0.7 m; horizontal position of the c.o.g. b=0.7 m

or. put another way.

use both brakes to maximise braking.

Thanks. This is really educational and useful. And I think it ends the argument.
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