Braking Performance

  • Massimo GuiggianiEmail author


The goal of this chapter is to understand how to stop a vehicle as soon as possible, avoiding wheel locking. This result can be achieved only if the vehicle has the right brake balance. Unfortunately, brake balance is affected by the value of the grip and by the position of the center of mass. This topic is addressed in detail, both analytically and graphically, through the region of all possible braking conditions. The peculiarity of the braking performance of a Formula car is also discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e IndustrialeUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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