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SAE International Publishes English Translation of Brake Handbook

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 7, 2008 - SAE International is publishing the first English translation of a landmark German book on brake technology.

Edited by Bert Breuer and Karlheinz Bill, Brake Technology Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide on brakes and brake systems.  The book covers the engineering fundamentals, requirements, design, construction, components and functions of brakes for vehicles in the automotive, commercial vehicle, off-highway, motorsports and aerospace industries. 

Subjects covered include:

  • Mechatronics  
  • Materials  
  • Processes  
  • Simulation  
  • Testing
  • Safety and reliability
  • Service and repair
  • Friction and noise
  • Future developments  

Featuring contributions from more than 75 braking experts, Brake Technology Handbook is a resource for engineers, technicians, researchers and students.

The list price of this 500-plus hardcover book is $119.95; SAE members can purchase it for $95.96.  For more information, please visit

Breuer is a professor emeritus of the Darmstadt University of Technology, where he was director of the automotive engineering department. 

Bill is a professor in the automotive department at the Berlin University of Applied Science.