Braking of Road Vehicles, 1st Edition

Braking of Road Vehicles, 1st Edition,Andrew Day,ISBN9780123973146






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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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Key Features

  • Designed to meet the needs of working automotive engineers who require a comprehensive introduction to road vehicle brakes and braking systems.
  • Offers practical, no-nonsense coverage, beginning with the fundamentals and moving on to cover specific technologies, applications and legislative details.
  • Provides all the necessary information for specialists and non-specialists to keep up to date with relevant changes and advances in the area.


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.


Automotive engineers involved with brake system design, development, installation or testing; Graduate students on automotive/mechanical design courses covering brake system design.

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

Braking of Road Vehicles, 1st Edition

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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"...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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