The latest advances in braking technology
Brakes 2000: Automotive Braking Technology for the 21st Century is a collection of papers presented at the Yorkshire Center conference, representing the work of leading researchers in the field. Presented by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Automobile Division, this book provides an overview of the newest technology, recent findings, testing models, and more. Collectively focused on addressing new and perennial issues in the most challenging branch of automotive engineering, these papers provide insight to inform current projects and future directions.
David Barton is Professor of Language and Literacy and Director of the Literacy Research Centre at Lancaster University. His publications include Beyond Communities of Practice - co-edited with Karin Tusting, 2005 -, Letter Writing as a Social Practice, and Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community.
Part 1 Brake refinement - I: a study of the interface pressure distribution between pad and rotor, the coefficient friction and calliper mounting geometry with regard to brake noise; brake squeal reduction by the design of the interface calliper -friction pads - brake shoe holder; study of initialization and inhibition of disc-brake squeal; modelling of high frequency disc-brake squeal; evaluation of friction materials' tribological properties and their effect on the dynamic response of disc-brake systems; modelling of disc-brake judder to passenger cars. Part 2 Brake refinement - II: the use of high-speed ESPI and near-field sound pressure measurements to study brake-disc modal behaviour; noise investigations of a commercial disc-brake using holographic interferometry; improving comfort of friction brakes; summary of the brake noise recommended practice draft developed by the US working group on brake noise. Part 3 Materials and modelling: CAE prediction and experimental verification of maximum temperature of cool running 72 curve fin brake rotor design; finite element prediction of inelastic strain accumulation of cast-iron brake rotors; investigation of CV rotor cracking test procedures; initial dynamometer and laboratory evaluations of thermally sprayed aluminium brake discs; thermally sprayed surface coatings suitable for use in automotive brake and clutch applications; the role of engineered cashew particles on performance; multi-criteria optimization in the design of composites for friction applications; composite materials in transport friction applications. Part 4 Braking systems and vehicle performance: measured benefits of the exhaust pressure modulator valve (EPMV) used for retardation of commercial vehicles; testing of ABS operation in stand conditions; vehicle sensitivity to brake torque differences - test and simulation results; steering drift during braking; developments in compressed air management for CV braking systems.