Braking Systems – Hydraulic

The Braking Systems: Hydraulic course introduces learners to the key principles of hydraulic braking systems, the common components that make up a hydraulic braking system, and how foundation brakes function. Learners in quality, manufacturing, or sales roles in the industry will also find value in this course.


Learning Objectives

  • Define the principles associated with hydraulic braking systems.
  • Recognize the common components that comprise the hydraulic braking system.
  • Understand how the foundation brakes work with the hydraulic braking system.
  • Identify the components of a hydraulic drum brake and explain how it functions.
  • Identify the components of a hydraulic disc brake and explain how it functions.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Braking Systems: Hydraulic Introduction

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

  • Disc
    • Solid Discs
    • Ventilated Discs
    • Cross-Drilled Discs
    • Slotted Discs
    • Slotted and Cross-Drilled Discs
  • Caliper
  • Brake Pads

Basic Concepts

  • Hydraulic Braking Principles
    • Friction
    • Braking Temperature
    • Vehicle Stopping Distance
    • Brake Force Distribution
  • Common Components
    • Brake Fluid
    • Vacuum Booster
    • Master Cylinder
    • Brake Lines and Hoses
    • Service Brake
    • Parking Brake

Hydraulic Drum Brakes

  • Brake Drum
  • Wheel Cylinder
  • Brake Shoe
  • Shoe Adjuster
  • Hold Down Pins and Springs
  • Bleed Screw
  • Shoe Return Springs

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