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Engineering Design Handbook: Analysis and Design of Automotive Brake Systems.
ARMY MATERIEL DEVELOPMENT AND READINESSCOMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA
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This handbook treats the braking of motor vehicles such as passenger cars, trucks, and trailers. No attempt has been made to address fully the braking of specialty vehicles. However, the engineering relationships presented can be applied to the analysis of any automotive braking system, including those of tanks and special carriers. The text is structured so that it can be used by junior engineers with a minimum of supervision provided by a senior engineer. Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 present the analysis of brake system components and should provide sufficient detail for the computations required for the analysis of entire brake systems. Chapter 7 and those that follow address the analysis and design of the brake system of motor vehicles including the computation of partial braking performance with the brake system in a failed condition. The examples in Chapter 14 are presented in considerable detail to provide the engineer with insight into the methodology used in solving brake problems. A brief description of brake system hardware is provided in Chapter 15 for the engineer not fully familiar with the functioning of various brake system components.
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