Braking of Road Vehicles
As an automotive engineer, keeping pace with technological development and legislative advances in brake design and related fields of theory, modeling and control can seem an impossible task. Wish you had time for a course, right?
For nearly 45 years the University of Bradford Braking of Road Vehicles course has provided technical education and update in the area of brakes and braking systems for professionals in the automotive industry worldwide, including OEMs, suppliers and legislative organizations. Now for the first time, the course manual-compiled by leading experts from across the automotive industry-has been polished, adapted and updated to form a handbook for automotive engineers needing an introduction to or refresh on this complex and critical automotive topic.Starting from the fundamentals of brakes and braking, the book covers car and commercial vehicle applications and developments from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. With coverage both broad and detailed enough to appeal to general vehicle engineers as well as those with specialist brake interests, Braking of Road Vehicles provides a reliable, no-nonsense guide to keep you up to speed.
Automotive engineers involved with brake system design, development, installation or testing; Graduate students on automotive/mechanical design courses covering brake system design.
Hardbound, 512 Pages
Published: December 2013
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
List of contributors
Friction and Friction MaterialsBrake Design Analysis
Car Braking Distribution and Adhesion UtilisationTruck and Trailer Braking Distribution
Regenerative BrakingDesign, Installation and Production of Brake Rotors
Materials Design of Disc BrakesBrake Testing
Brake Noise, Vibration and JudderHolographic Interferometry Applied to Disc Brake Noise
Thermal EffectsBasics of ABS and TCS, Determination of ABS Efficiency
Braking Legislation for Road VehiclesBrake System Layout
Passenger Car ESC SystemsSteering System and Tyre Interaction During Braking
Commercial Vehicle BrakesBrake Control as a Means to Enhance Vehicle Stability