SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 32nd Annual

October 5-8, 2014

Burlingame(San Francisco), California, USA

Hyatt Regency S. F. Airport

Seminars Held in Conjunction with Brake

Consider attending one of these SAE International Professional Development seminars held in conjunction with the SAE 2014 Brake Colloquium and Exhibition. Click on the course title for additional information and to register for the seminar.

New! Introduction to Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness
October 9, 2014

With increasing consumer braking performance expectations, automotive OEMs and suppliers need the ability to predict potential problems and identify solutions during the design phase before millions of dollars have been spent in design, prototyping, and manufacturing tooling. This seminar provides an introduction to Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (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/solution 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, also held in conjunction with the 2014 Brake Colloquium and Exhibition. See description below.

Brake Friction Materials: Testing, Quality and Selection
October 9, 2014

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 will provide 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
October 10, 2014

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.