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Mechatronic Systems to the Braking Mechanisms

Relly Victoria Virgil Petrescu1
  • 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania


With the evolution of technology, the construction and geometry of the piston, together with the materials from which it is made, as well as the related manufacturing technologies, have been continuously improved. Thus, modern engines have become less polluting, working at higher temperatures and pressures. Body aerodynamics have been improved, leading to lower resistance forces from the air. Also, the internal losses of the engines, generated by friction, as well as those at the level of the tire-road interface were diminished. All these improvements to motor vehicles have led to a proportional decrease in native braking capacity. Moreover, this decrease is evident in tonnage vehicles, which are disadvantaged in terms of the small contact area of the friction elements in conventional braking systems. For these reasons as well as due to the attempts to coordinate the platoon of cars, the decrease of the fuel consumption, the increase of the safe speed of movement resulted in the necessity of the development of new auxiliary braking systems, or the improvement of the already existing ones.

Journal of Mechatronics and Robotics
Volume 4 No. 1, 2020, 156-190


Submitted On: 27 July 2020 Published On: 18 August 2020

How to Cite: Petrescu, R. V. V. (2020). Mechatronic Systems to the Braking Mechanisms. Journal of Mechatronics and Robotics, 4(1), 156-190.

  • 3 Citations



  • Machines
  • Engines
  • Robots
  • Automation
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Engine Design
  • Dynamic Coefficient
  • Braking Capacity
  • Development of New Auxiliary Braking Systems