Identification of Handbrake Patterns of Young Motorcycle Riders in Thailand Using a Newly Invented Force Measuring Device

  • Saiprasit Koetniyom King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Manus Dangchat King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Songwut Mongkonlerdmanee Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon
  • Julaluk Carmai King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Sunarin Chanta King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

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Abstract

The paper aims at identifying handbrake control behavior of young Thai volunteer riders by focusing on small underbone-type of motorcycle using a newly developed force measuring device. The device has been invented to measure the handbrake force using the potentiometer through the fulcrum of hand control lever. Through calibration with the discrete static loads, the relation between the rotational hand control lever and the handbrake force has been determined. This technique is applicable for both hydraulic or cable handbrake systems. It has been employed to measure each rider’s handbrake force against both handbrake levers during brake application. Our sample included thirty volunteers and a professional rider. We conducted the tests based on transportation standard regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) regulation No. 78, under speed of 40 km/hr. Three types of handbrake patterns have been identified from these tests. Consequently, the force response characteristics from hydraulic and cable systems in motorcycle are notably different. The number of rider’s finger actuation and various patterns applied at the hand brake levers have been revealed to improve the brake skill from young motorcyclists.

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Author Biographies
Saiprasit Koetniyom

The Automotive Safety and Assessment Engineering Research Centre, Science and Technology Research Institute, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

 

The Sirindhorn international Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, 1518 Pracharat 1, Bangkok, Thailand

Manus Dangchat

The Sirindhorn international Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, 1518 Pracharat 1, Bangkok, Thailand

Songwut Mongkonlerdmanee

Faculty of Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand

Julaluk Carmai

The Automotive Safety and Assessment Engineering Research Centre, Science and Technology Research Institute, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

The Sirindhorn international Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, 1518 Pracharat 1, Bangkok, Thailand

Sunarin Chanta

Faculty of Industrial Technology and Management, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, 1518 Pracharat 1 Bangkok, Thailand

Published
Vol 22 No 5, Sep 30, 2018
How to Cite
S. Koetniyom, M. Dangchat, S. Mongkonlerdmanee, J. Carmai, and S. Chanta, “Identification of Handbrake Patterns of Young Motorcycle Riders in Thailand Using a Newly Invented Force Measuring Device”, Eng. J., vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 185-197, Sep. 2018.

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