Braking of Road Vehicles

Braking of Road Vehicles

2nd Edition - March 1, 2022
  • Authors: Andrew Day, David Bryant
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128220054

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Braking of Road Vehicles, Second Edition includes updated and new subject matter related to the technological advances of road vehicles such as hybrid and electric vehicles and "self-driving" and autonomous vehicles. New material to this edition includes root causes, guidelines, experimental and measurement techniques, brake NVH identification and data analysis, CAE and dynamic modelling, advances in rotor and stator materials, manufacturing methods, changes to European and US legislation since 2014, recent developments in technology, methods and analysis, and new and updated case studies. This new edition will continue to be of interest to engineers and technologists in automotive and road transport industries, automotive engineering students and instructors, and professional staff in vehicle-related legislational, legal, military, security and investigative functions.

Key Features

  • Completely revised to keep up-to-date with the demands and requirements of a new generation of road vehicles
  • Includes new chapters on Autonomous and Regenerative Braking, Brake-by-Wire and Electronic Braking Systems
  • Addresses issues such as prediction of brake performance, component stresses and temperatures, and durability
  • Discusses operational problems such as noise and judder, variable torque generation and variable deceleration


Professional automotive engineers working in brakes design, as well as automotive engineering graduate students. Safety and accident investigation specialists, Project and Technical managers in road vehicle design and operation, Aerospace engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Friction Pairs
    3. Braking System Design for Passenger Cars and Light Vans
    4. Braking System Design for Vehicle and Trailer Combinations
    5. Brake Design Analysis
    6. Brake System Layout Design
    7. Brake-by-Wire and Electronic Braking Systems
    8. Autonomous and Regenerative Braking
    9. Thermal Effects in Friction Brakes
    10. Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH)
    11. Brake Testing
    12. Braking Legislation
    13. Case Studies in the Braking of Road Vehicles

Product details

  • No. of pages: 520
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2022
  • Published: March 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128220054

About the Authors

Andrew Day

Andrew Day
Andrew Day is the former Dean of the School of Engineering, Design, and Technology, at the University of Bradford, UK and course leader of the university’s well-known Braking of Road Vehicles course (widely referred to as ‘The Braking Course’) for engineers in industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ford Professor of Quality Engineering and Director of the University of Bradford Centre for Automotive Research, University of Bradford, UK

David Bryant

David Bryant is Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering at the University of Bradford. His research interests centre on vehicle brakes and braking systems with a particular focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking instabilities. He has completed numerous industrial research projects in the field of brakes and braking systems. In 2013 he became Course Director for the annual Braking of Road Vehicles short course.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sr. Lecturer - Automotive Engineering, University of Bradford, UK