While writing the third edition, I have carefully considered thecomments received from readers all over the world. One engineerremarked that whenever he has new trainees in his brake department,they must read Limpert's brake book. Following that mandate I haveadded explanations and examples to the theoretical analysis ofbraking and brake temperature while retaining the practical aspectsof brake system design.
Electronic system controls have significantly increased thepotential of braking systems. Notwithstanding the advances made inapplying brakes by mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical means,vehicles are slowed and stopped by friction between pad and rotor.Only when the underlying brake system is properly engineered willautomatic controls perform effectively and vehicles brake safelyunder all foreseeable operating conditions.
The third edition provides the fundamental tools necessary todesign efficient braking systems that will comply with safetystandards, minimize consumer complaints, and perform safely andefficiently long before and while electronic brake controls becomeactive. New to the readers is the brake design software, developedby the author as an effective companion tool to this edition. Theefficient design of automotive brake systems, including trucks andtrailers, with PC-BRAKE software is demonstrated with detailedexamples. Automotive engineering students, brake engineers, andforensic experts will benefit greatly from the third edition inconjunction with the computer programs and brake design workshopavailable from the author's website www. pcbrakeinc.com.
Brake Design and Safety
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