Braking of Road Vehicles
Starting from the fundamentals of brakes and braking, Braking of Road Vehicles covers car and commercial vehicle applications and developments from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. Drawing on insights from leading experts from across the automotive industry, experienced industry course leader Andrew Day has developed a new handbook for automotive engineers needing an introduction to or refresh on this complex and critical topic. With coverage broad enough to appeal to general vehicle engineers and detailed enough to inform those with specialist brake interests, Braking of Road Vehicles is a reliable, no-nonsense guide for automotive professionals working within OEMs, suppliers and legislative organizations.
- Hardback | 488 pages
- 200.66 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 635.03g
- 12 Aug 2014
- ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
- Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Preface - Aims, overview, and acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Friction and friction materials 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. Thermal effects in friction brakes 8. Braking legislation 9. Brake testing 10. Brake noise and judder 11. Electronic braking systems 12. Case studies in the braking of road vehicles
"...provides an excellent coverage on braking systems of road vehicles...will be found extremely useful guide to practicing automotive engineers and students studying automotive engineering and wish to take to the discipline as their career."- International Journal of Performability Engineering
"...provides an excellent coverage on braking systems of road vehicles...will be found extremely useful guide to practicing automotive engineers and students studying automotive engineering and wish to take to the discipline as their career."-International Journal of Performability Engineering
About Andrew J. 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.