Hydraulic brake systems, one of the most important safety features on many road vehicles today, must meet manufacturer and customer requirements in addition to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. This course will analyze automotive braking from a system's perspective, emphasizing legal requirements as well as performance expectations such as pedal feel, stopping distance, fade and thermal management. Calculations necessary to predict brake balance and key system sizing variables that contribute to performance will be discussed. Major components of a brake system, including calipers, boosters, master cylinders, drum brakes, and park brakes will be presented in detail highlighting the many design variations. An overview of the chassis control components and operating principles will be presented with an emphasis on ABS, traction control and stability control.
This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this seminar, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate and the $5 student CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103.
SAE Members: $1436.00 - $1616.00
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
"This was an excellent overview of the topic, but it dealt with enough specifics to give me a good knowledge base to help me do my job better."
”This course gives engineers a very good understanding of the hydraulic brake system to further develop parts of the system."
"I felt the class was well-organized, structered efficiently, and the instructor utilized significant industry experience to present real-world examples and illustrate his points clearly. Overall, it was a great class."
"Great introductory class, well balanced with vehicle and main component based level with good industry examples."
"A strong introductory course of the entire vehicle braking system. Highly recomended for new engineers in the field."
"Instructor had deep industry knowledge and provided great insight. I thoroughly enjoyed the class."
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