# Automotive Calculating Braking Forces of a Disc and Drum Brake .

1. Jul 30, 2012

### satya430

Hello ,
I have to change a car's rear drums to discs . I have the weight at each of the rear wheels . Using DAC I know the max speed and max Decelerations sustained by the car . What are the basic formulae used to calculate the braking forces and the braking distance .

2. Jul 30, 2012

### jack action

Look at the theory at the bottom of this page (Theory »» Longitudinal acceleration »» Braking).

3. Jul 31, 2012

### satya430

Thank You , it was helpful .