SAE 2016 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 34th Annual

September 25-28, 2016

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Professional Development Seminars

Register now for these professional development seminars held in conjunction with the SAE 2016 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition.*

Reconstruction and Analysis of Rollover Crashes of Light Vehicles NEW!
September 27

The field of vehicular accident reconstruction has become increasingly specialized. For automotive engineers involved in crash reconstruction and analysis, a knowledge of basic accident reconstruction principles and techniques is essential, but often insufficient to answer the sophisticated questions posed by design engineers, regulators, and lawyers. This seminar takes participants beyond the basics of accident reconstruction to physical models and analysis techniques that are unique to the reconstruction of single-vehicle rollover crashes.

Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Methods NEW!
September 28-30

This seminar is devoted to the exposition, use and limitations of the engineering, scientific and mathematical principles and methods used to reconstruct vehicle crashes. The primary objective is to help the attendees achieve a high level of understanding of these methods. The course covers a wide range of topics including vehicle acceleration/deceleration, impact mechanics, Event Data Recorder (EDR) and Engine Control Module (ECM) technology, tire mechanics, vehicle-pedestrian impacts and topics from vehicle dynamics

Introduction to Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness
September 29

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.

Brake Friction Materials: Testing, Quality and Selection
September 29

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.

Brake Noise Problem Resolution
September 30

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.

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



Platinum Sponsors
  • Nucap

Gold Sponsors
  • ITT
  • KBautosys

Silver Sponsors
  • Dow Corning
  • WanDa

Bronze Sponsors
  • Ask
  • Brembo
  • Fibrox
  • Lapinus
  • Mobis
  • Penoles
  • Sangsin

Conference Supporters
  • TMD Friction
  • ZF-TRW

Gold Golf Sponsors
  • Advics
  • Compact Brakes
  • Federal Mogul
  • Hitachi Chemical
  • ITT
  • Link
  • Nisshinbo
  • Otsuka
  • Preferred Tool
  • PFC Brakes
  • Timken
  • Teijin Aramid
  • Trelleborg
  • Util
  • Waupaca Foundry
  • Wolverine
Silver Golf Sponsors
  • Bosch
  • BWI
  • Hitachi
  • Showa Denko
Bronze Golf Sponsors
  • AMFI
  • Brembo
  • FDP Friction Science
  • Gene Ellefson Associates Inc
  • GMT
  • Imerys
  • Mobis
  • Napa Brakes
  • New World Friction
  • Sangsin USA
  • Specialty Lubricants