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.
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Governmental Efficiency and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, First and Second Sessions ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Governmental Efficiency and the District of Columbia
This book examines material composites used in connection with brake friction, their design and safety. To aid in understanding, the essentials of friction are explained. This second edition was extended to include friction material composites without copper, as they offer an environmentally friendlier option. The second edition is intended to support beginners by offering insights into the essentials of friction material composites, helping them to develop a broader understanding of brake friction materials. Friction materials find wide-ranging applications in household and industrial appliances, brake pads for automotive applications, rail brake friction pads and composition brake blocks. This second edition is an introductory volume to a set of related books, and is based on the author’s experience and expertise with various material manufacturers, brake manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers, researchers and testing labs around the world with which the author has been associated for the past 28 years.
Engineering System Safety is divided into thirteen chapters covering: Prologue to safety Safety criteria Risk assessment Evidence and assessment Review bodies and the like Attitudes Evidence and presentations Physical causes Setting standards Assessment techniques Causes and compromises Scenarios Human interfaces Index This book will provide invaluable guidance to the practising engineer, the designer, and the engineer manager, enabling them to make realistic and well informed decisions about the safety of any engineering system. Engineering System Safety also provides excellent advice on how to justify decisions about safety, and how to assemble arguments and data to support claims for the safety of a system, from single components through to major industrial processes.