Commercial Vehicle Braking Systems
This seminar focuses on the braking characteristics of heavy commercial vehicles and how performance can be predicted, maintained and optimized. The course provides an understanding of medium truck hydraulic brake systems and heavy commercial vehicle air brake systems. The function and application of the major brake system components will be explained. 2 CEUs. Includes lunch and refreshments. Fee per person: $1665, $1485 for SAE members.
Society of Automotive Engineers
Who Should Attend?
Engineers and technicians who are involved in the design, development and testing of heavy vehicle brakes; fleet personnel, driver-trainers, truck accident investigators
Increased public pressure to improve truck safety and new government braking regulations for vehicles with GVWRs over 10,000 lbs. has intensified the need to better understand the factors that influence heavy vehicle braking performance. This seminar focuses on the braking characteristics of heavy commercial vehicles and how performance can be predicted, maintained and optimized. The course provides an understanding of medium truck hydraulic brake systems and heavy commercial vehicle air brake systems. The function and application of the major brake system components will be explained. The course reveals how medium and heavy vehicle braking capabilities differ from those of the light trucks and cars with which they share the road. Attendees will discover how brakes, tires and roadways interact and function as a system. Federal braking regulations for both hydraulic and air brake vehicles will be covered.
Attendees will receive a copy of the SAE publication "Commercial Vehicle Braking Systems: Air Brakes, ABS and Beyond" by the instructor.
Benefits of Attending
After completing the seminar, you will be equipped to:
- Design safer, more efficient braking systems
- Test and measure braking performance
- Maintain and troubleshoot braking systems
- Comply with state and federal regulations on brakes
- Understand the brake implications of accident investigation
Who Should Attend
Engineers and technicians who are involved in the design, development and testing of heavy vehicle brakes will benefit from this seminar. Fleet personnel involved with safety and brake system specification and maintenance, driver-trainers, and truck accident investigators will also find this course of value.
- Commercial Vehicle Braking Concepts
- Air and Hydraulic Brake Systems Used on Heavy Vehicles
- Major Brake System Components - Function, Advantages/disadvantages, Applications
- Foundation Brakes - Cam, Wedge, Air Disc, Hydraulic Drum and Hydraulic Disc
- Basic Brake Performance Prediction
- Maintenance and its Relationship to Braking Performance
- Brake Force Balance and Why it is so Important When Stopping
- Heavy Vehicle Dynamics Related to Braking
- Traction Characteristics of Truck Tires and How They Differ from Car Tires
- Thermal Capacity
- Antilock Braking Systems (ABS)
- Electronic Data Communication
- Automatic Traction Control Systems (ATC)
- EBS or "Brake-by-Wire" - the Brake System of the Future
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) - Extended Applications of Electronics in Braking
- Tractor and Trailer Brake System Compatibility
- Brake Testing Procedures
- NHTSA and FHWA Regulations
- Accidents Related to Braking and Why Braking Problems are often Over-looked
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