Reliability measurement assessment of braking process road tests
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Lodz University of Technology
Publication date: 2016-06-30
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2016;72(2)
The paper presents the issue related to road test of vehicles’ braking process. The most often used optical correlation sensors by the Corrsys-Datron company were discussed. While assessing the accuracy of road tests, the problem of periodical checking a measurement track arises. Because of formal reasons, calibration procedures certified by a manufacturer are required. The paper describes a test bench method for checking optical correlation sensors using the elements of a measurement bench for testing the brakes. Movement of the vehicle was simulated using the rotational movement of an inertia disc controlled with an inverter drive system. The test in the described bench can be used to verify the accuracy of the sensors in the periods between calibrations as well as to carry out tests expanding the knowledge on characteristics of the used sensors while providing the essential operational information. The bench may be an alternative to the organisationally troublesome control measurements performed under road conditions. The sample results of tests of three optical correlation sensors on the stand were presented and related to the results obtained in the course of the road tests. The use of modern micromechanical accelerometers in these tests was also discussed. It was indicated that the result of the
measurements is influenced not only by the accuracy class of the sensor but also a manner of the
sensors’ fitting, present interferences and manners of their filtering.
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