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October 13, 2011 - "Brake NVH: Testing and Measurements," authored by Dr. James K. Thompson, covers current trends and developments in brake engineering. Specifically, book provides readers with fundamental understanding of current practices for measuring and testing brake noise, vibration, and harshness. From coverage of basic definitions and concepts to in-depth analysis of on-road testing procedures, material serves as reference guide for those who work on making brakes more efficient and reliable.

SAE International Publishes Book on Braking Technology

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Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE)
400-T Commonwealth Dr.
Warrendale, PA, 15096

Press release date: October 5, 2011

WARRENDALE, Pa.--SAE International offers "Brake NVH: Testing and Measurements," which covers the current trends and developments in brake engineering.

"Brake NVH: Testing and Measurements" a book by Dr. James K. Thompson, provides readers with a fundamental understanding of current practices for measuring and testing brake noise, vibration and harshness. From coverage of basic definitions and concepts to in-depth analysis of on-road testing procedures, it will serve as a comprehensive reference guide for brake test technicians, test engineers, lab managers, and others who work on making brakes quieter, smoother, more refined, and more reliable.

With consumers increasingly emphasizing a quiet and refined ride, mobility professionals must be aware of the negative effects that factors like break noise and vibration issues can have on a vehicle. These issues are discussed extensively in the book. In addition, "Brake NVH: Testing and Measurements" discusses several major topics in the field, including: common brake noise and vibration issues, instrumentation, transducers, and other technical details, measurement practice for laboratory and on-road testing, brake pad damping and natural frequencies and current trends in brake noise and vibration measurements.

The book will be of use to mobility professionals, particularly automotive engineers, lab managers, and executives in the automotive industry. The book also will be of particular interest to professors and students who wish to effectively understand the current trends in the field.

Dr. James K. Thompson has more than 35 years of experience in the fields of NVH, finite element analysis, experimental mechanics and testing. He was the executive director of sales, marketing, and NVH at Link Engineering Company and served as a consultant on brake NVH issues to OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Dr. Thompson chairs the SAE International Brake NVH Standards Committee and the SAE Noise and Vibration Conference. He developed SAE's brake NVH course, which he has taught for the past five years.

Book Details

Published: March 2011Pages: 156Print Binding: HardboundeBook Formats: pdf, epub, prcProduct Code: R-399ISBN: 978-0-7680-3480-6Price: $79.95 List, $63.96-$71.95 SAE Member

To request a copy of "Brake NVH: Testing and Measurements," e-mail or call 1-724-772-8522; to order the book, visit . More information is available about the book at

Other related titles from SAE International include:

-- Brake Design and Safety, Third Edition: -- Principles of Vibration Analysis with Applications in Automotive Engineering: -- Brake Technology Handbook: SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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