Brake Design and Safety
Brake Design and Safety, Second Edition, provides a systems approach to designing safer brakes for cars, light trucks, tractor-trailers, and heavy equipment. m 520 8 This book was written to help engineers to design safer brakes that can be operated and maintained easily. All the necessary analytical tools to study and determine the involvement of brakes in accident causation are included as well as all essential concepts, guidelines, and design checks. The second edition has been revised and updated to include newer brake technology, including anti-lock braking systems (ABS), braking by wire, and the mechanical and thermal analysis of disk brakes. Chapters cover: Elements of Braking Performance, Design, and Safety; Design and Analysis of Friction Brakes; Thermal Analysis of Friction Brakes; Analysis of Mechanical Brake Systems; Analysis of Hydraulic Brake Systems; Analysis of Air Brake Systems; Single Vehicle Braking Dynamics; Braking Dynamics of Combination Vehicles; Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS); and Analysis of Brake Failure. Brake Design and Safety is a single source of information for automotive engineers, consultants, and professionals involved in brake design, performance analysis, accident reconstruction, and product liability.