This book gives a concise summary of the present state of the art of retarders for commercial vehicles, with details of all retarder systems currently in use or under development. The subject-matter is treated in the following papers presented at the Conference: The development of hydrokinetic retarders, Parker, MB; The electric retarder today and its future, Reverdin, D and Borione, J; Operating experiences and the need for retarders as an important contribution to heavy road transport braking systems, Hancock, BT; The legal aspects of the use of retarders, Perring, H; The Jacobs engine brake, Greig, JC; Exhaust brakes, Smith, HB; Retarders built into automatic transmissions, Forster, HJ; The exhaust Brake--a simple stopper, Clarke, DJ; The exhaust brake--the engine and vehicle manufacturer's viewpoint, Bie, VD, Summeraver, J and Ryti, M. A record of discussions to the paper and authors' replies is included, together with a subject and author index. /Author/

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    • Conference proceedings sponsored by the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, held in London, England, January 3, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

    1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Publication Date: 1974


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00165621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf. Pub. 10
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM