Brakes are the most important components of an automobilevehicle.
The vehicle is started, accelerated and it runs on the roads Butstopping of the vehicle is as essential as its starting.
The mechanism which is used to slow and stop the vehicle isknown as braking system
Brakes are mechanical device used to stop the vehicle with in theshortest possible distance.
Brake action may be defined as the force which stops any motion.
When the brakes are applied on a moving vehicle the kineticenergy of the vehicles is transformed in to heat generated by thefriction between the brake lining and drums.
The heat generated is dissipated into the skunk air
The force of Action between the- linings and the drum dependsupon the coefficient of friction of the two material, form appliedbetween the skiing surface, the roughness of the surface, and thematerial of which the surface: are made.
Purpose of Brakes
To stop the vehicle quickly with in a shortest possible distance.
To slow down or stop the motion of a moving vehicle.
To park the vehicles
To control the speed of the vehicle.
Requirements of a good braking system
The brakes should stop the vehicle in shortest possible distanceand time.