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Modeling the Pneumatic Subsystem of an S-cam Air Brake System

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Shankar C. Subramanian, Swaroop Darbha, K. R. Rajagopal

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 126(1), 36-46 (Apr 12, 2004) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1666893 History: Received December 12, 2002; Revised July 14, 2003; Online April 12, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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A general layout of the air brake system in trucks
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The mechanical subsystem of a S-cam air brake system
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A schematic of a drum brake
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A schematic of the experimental setup
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A sectional view of the E-7 dual circuit valve
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Calibration curve of the rubber graduating spring
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The simplified pneumatic subsystem
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The brake chamber as the control volume
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A sectional view of the brake chamber
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Pressure transients at 584 KPa (70 psig) supply pressure–apply phase
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Pressure transients at 653 KPa (80 psig) supply pressure–apply phase
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Pressure transients at 722 KPa (90 psig) supply pressure–apply phase
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Pressure transients at 515 KPa (60 psig) supply pressure–apply and exhaust phases
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Pressure transients at 653 KPa (80 psig) supply pressure–apply and exhaust phases
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Pressure transients at 722 KPa (90 psig) supply pressure–apply and exhaust phases
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Pressure transients at 584 KPa (70 psig) supply pressure–periodic application

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