The effect of friction coefficient of pavement on braking distance

Chen Ming Kuo, Taiyuan Wang

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Abstract

The interactions between tire and pavement are important to improve highway safety. This study aims to explore the effect of friction coefficient of pavement on braking distance with finite element analysis. Simulations were performed with models of a tire rolling on pavement with different friction conditions. The analysis also simulated the scenario of anti-lock brake system (ABS) for comparison. It was found that ABS reduced 10∼15% braking distance. The designed pavement with alternate friction strips of 1.0 and 1.5 friction coefficient also reduced braking distances. The braking distance was found also affected by the width and layout of the strips. The results concluded that pavement friction is the dominant factor of braking distance on highway.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2014 - Transportation and Infrastructure
EditorsZ. Leng, Y. H. Wang
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages548-553
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581433
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event19th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and Infrastructure, HKSTS 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2014 Dec 132014 Dec 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2014 - Transportation and Infrastructure

Other

Other19th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and Infrastructure, HKSTS 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period14-12-1314-12-15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation

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