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Braking of Road Vehicles


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Get up to speed fast or update your technological and legislative knowledge with this braking system manual designed to meet the needs of professional automotive engineers.

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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

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Former Dean of the School of Engineering, Design, and Technology, 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.


"...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

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