Overview of recent academic and general publications by VUFO

As a research institute and development service provider, VUFO regularly publishes not only academic and specialist publications but also contributions to the press and television. These publications can be viewed as PDF files and downloaded for private use.

Publikationen

2013 EuroBrake - MEASURING OF MIRCO AND MACRO ROUGHNESS ON THE ACCIDENT SITE AND ESTIMATION OF THE DRIVING TRACTION COEFFICIENT IN REAL ACCIDENT SCENARIOS

The GIDAS-investigation team of Dresden (VUFO) has documented more than 11.500 accidents since 1999. The documentation of the accident includes beside vehicle-, injury- and environmental-data very detailed reconstruction data. Within this accident investigation the VUFO began to record the skid resistance of the accident site in 2009. The measurements are divided in macro- and microroughness (Sand depth method and Portable Skid Resistance Tester-SRT-by Munro-Stanley London©). Both methods are used to determine the skid resistance for more than 1000 passenger cars. The aim of the present study is to find out a relationship between the measured skid resistance, the road conditions and the friction coefficient, which is used to calculate the maximum accelerations and decelerations during a reconstruction of an accident. Basic approach to convert the SRT-value into the friction coefficient is the calculation of the theoretical absorbed energy of the spring rubber system of the swinging arm of lever. This absorbed energy is used
to get the friction coefficient by using the equations for the work of friction.
To consider the road-behavior, in correlation to the friction coefficient, the results will be merged with existing literature.
Last step for this study will be a comparison between actual used friction coefficients all over the GIDAS-database and the theoretical results.
The study shows, if it is possible to use the SRT-Measurement for the estimation of a friction coefficient for the reconstruction of a traffic accident. As expected, the GIDAS-Database and the additional measurement of the roughness of the road directly on the spot are an enormous useful dataset.

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