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Brake.cc

//  Brake.cc - a brake for a wheel.
//
//  Copyright (C) 2001--2002  Sam Varner
//
//  This file is part of Vamos Automotive Simulator.
//
//  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
//  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
//  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
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//
//  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
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//  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
//  GNU General Public License for more details.
//
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#include <vamos/body/Brake.h>
#include <cmath>
#include <iostream>
#include <stdio.h>

//* Class Brake

//** Constructor
Vamos_Body::Brake::
Brake (double sliding, double radius, double area, double max_pressure, 
         double bias, double handbrake) :
  m_friction (sliding),
  m_radius (radius),
  m_area (area),
  m_max_pressure (max_pressure * bias),
  m_bias (bias),
  m_threshold (4.0e-4),
  m_is_locked (false),
  m_handbrake (handbrake)
{
}

// Return the torque exerted on the wheel by the brake.
double Vamos_Body::Brake::
torque (double factor, double rotational_speed)
{
  // `factor' is the fraction of maximum pressure applied. 
  double pressure = factor * m_bias * m_max_pressure;
  double normal = pressure * m_area;
  double torque = m_friction * normal * m_radius;
  double velocity = m_radius * rotational_speed;
  if (velocity < 0.0)
      torque *= -1;

  // See if the brake is locked.
  if (std::abs (velocity) < (m_threshold * normal))
      {
            m_is_locked = true;
            torque = 0.0;
      }
  else
      {
        m_is_locked = false;
      }
//std::cout << torque << std::endl;
  return torque;  
}

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