Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Through this paper an initiative is taken to put focus on a special technique of retarder mechanism which is used in automobile industries. In this technique retarder device is used to augment or replace some of the functionsof primary friction-based braking systems, usually on heavy vehicles. Friction-based braking systems are susceptible to ‘brake fade’ when usedextensively for continuous periods, which can be dangerous if brakingperformance drops below what is required to stop the vehicle-forinstance if a truck or bus is descending a long decline. For this reason, such heavy vehicles are frequently fitted with a supplementary system that is not frictionbased.
Index Terms—Retarder, Breaking system, Heavy vehicles
Cite: Shyam Narayan Pandey, Abdul Khaliq, Md Zakaullah Zaka, Mohd Saad Saleem, and Mohd Afzal, "Retarder Used as Braking System in Heavy Vehicles—A Review ," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.4, No. 2, pp. 86-90, April 2015.
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