clutches and brakes
- some of the various common types and the nomenclature.
The braking problem -
dynamics of the braked system
and practically achievable power densities.
Translating brake analysis - the
and terminology : trailing & leading, counter- & self- actuating &c; the
and its linear pressure variation.
Drum brake analysis - the
shoe figures of merit
: mechanical advantage and sensitivity. Pressure distribution in and analysis of a
long rigid shoe
long hinged shoe
. Drum brakes comprising
twin rigid shoes
Stability of vehicles braking in a straight line - the
and introduction to braked vehicles. Wheel lock - the
and the brake
Frequently asked questions
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