SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 33rd Annual

October 4-7, 2015

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Charleston Area Convention Center

Professional Development Seminars

Register now for these professional development seminars held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition.*

Attend the SAE 2015 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition for 25% off the classic member event rate when you pay separate registration for any of the professional development seminars held at the SAE 2015 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition!

Brake Friction Materials: Testing, Quality and Selection
October 8, 2015

The choice of brake friction materials varies per application, but each must have the appropriate coefficient of friction and be able to disperse large amounts of heat without adversely effecting braking performance. This seminar provides an introduction to brake lining raw materials and formulation, manufacturing, quality control and testing. The course covers the critical elements that must be reviewed before arriving at a lining selection decision. Different classes of friction material and their use will be defined.

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Introduction to Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness
October 8, 2015

This seminar provides an introduction to brake NVH, including a concise summary of the various brake NVH problems, current lab and vehicle measurement techniques and SAE global standards which are utilized to characterize the noise correctly in order to get the best option/solutions quickly. The information provided will serve as an excellent foundation for understanding and characterizing brake NVH issues and is an excellent primer to the SAE Seminar Brake Noise Problem Resolution (see information below), also taught by instructor Eric Denys.

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Brake Noise Problem Resolution
October 9, 2015

Brake noise is one of the highest ranked complaints of car owners. Grunts, groans, squeaks, and squeals are common descriptions of the annoying problem which brake engineers spend many hours trying to resolve. Consumer expectations and the high cost of warranty repairs are pushing the optimization of brake NVH performance. This course will provide you with an overview of the various damping mechanisms and tools for analyzing and reducing brake noise. A significant component of this course is the inclusion of case studies which will demonstrate how brake noise squeal issues have been successfully resolved.

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*The professional development seminars require a separate registration and fee.