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Brake Friction and Brake Noise are Focus of Two Professional Development Seminars - Courses will be held in conjunction with SAE 2012 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 1, 2012 - SAE International will hold two brake-related professional development courses in conjunction with the SAE 2012 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition. The courses – “Brake Friction Materials: Testing, Quality and Selection” and “Brake Noise Problem Resolution” – will be held September 27 and 28, respectively, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Town & Country Resort, San Diego, Calif.

“Brake Friction Materials: Testing, Quality and Selection” 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.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of friction
  • Define the basic elements of friction material formulations
  • Identify the difference between OE and after-market friction materials
  • Identify appropriate tests to distinguish the differences between friction materials
  • Interpret friction material test results

Instructor for this course is Mohammad Vakili, a consultant in the friction material industry. Throughout his career he has held numerous positions including the Vice President of Technology & International for Fritec; Director & VP of Technical Services in the friction material industries and various related industries including Wagner Automotive, HKM, ITT, and Continental. He has traveled extensively around the world and visited most "who's who" of the friction manufacturing industries in order to select the best suitable products for a given OE or OES application. Mr. Vakili recently was a co-publisher of a research work on Automotive Wheel Dust Evaluation & Testing with Ford Motor Co. and Link Engineering.

“Brake Noise Problem Resolution” will provide 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.

Attendees will be able to:

 

  • Describe the various brake shim damping mechanisms
  • Compare the various brake shims available in the market place
  • Describe the various tools available to reduce brake noise
  • Utilize lessons learned in various brake noise problem case studies

Instructor for this course will be Eric Denys, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Technology at Material Sciences Corporation, where his technical specialization is in brake NVH. He previously worked for Federal-Mogul. Throughout his career, Mr. Denys has lead teams to achieve best-in-class in brake squeal on numerous vehicle lines and he is the recipient of the 2001 Ford Global Customer Satisfaction Award for his work on high mileage brake squeal reduction. His work has been published in numerous national and international papers, and in an SAE International book on disc brake squeal.

For more information or to register for “Brake Friction Materials: Testing, Quality and Selection,” visit http://www.sae.org/pdevent/C1020; for more information or to register for “Brake Noise Problem Resolution,” visit http://www.sae.org/pdevent/C0831; or contact SAE Customer Service at: 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1-724-776-4970 (outside U.S. and Canada), or by email at customerservice@sae.org.

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