…an indispensable authoritative text by a leading expert in the field….recommended.
-Applied Mechanics Reviews, about the first edition
Written by a leading expert in the field, this reference conveniently gathering numerous formulas, analytical methods, and graphs for the design and selection of a wide variety of brakes and clutches in the automotive, aircraft, farming, and manufacturing industries. It simplifies calculations, explores a wide range of applications, and assists in the selection of parameters for specific design challenges. The book includes such topics as centrifugal, one-way, and detent clutches, friction drives with clutch capabilities, fluid clutches and brakes, antilock braking system, brake vibration, and SAE standards. The various design strategies are presented with the aid of numerous examples, 550 display equations, and about 200 figures.
This book has two objectives. The first is to bring together the formulas for the design and selection of a variety of brakes and clutches. The second is to provide flowcharts and programs for programmable calculators and personal computers to facilitate the application of often lengthy formulas and otherwise tedious iteration procedures indigenous to the clutch and brake design and selection process.