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Graphic Communications,

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Email: graphcom_nsk@yahoo.com / graphcomnsk@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.box.net/mechdesign

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Graphic Communications,
Vasant, Bramhagiri Society, Jail Road, Nashik Road 422101 [India], Tel: +91-253-2410381
Email: graphcom_nsk@yahoo.com / graphcomnsk@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.box.net/mechdesign

BRAKES are machine elements that absorb kinetic or potential energy in the
processes of slowing down or stopping a moving part. The absorbed energy is dissipated
as heat. Break capacity depend upon unit pressure between the breaking surfaces, the
coefficient of friction and ability of the brake to dissipate heat equivalent to energy
absorbed. The performance of brake is similar to that of clutches except the clutches
connect one moving part to another moving part, where brake connects a moving part to a
frame.

Fx = 0

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Graphic Communications,
Vasant, Bramhagiri Society, Jail Road, Nashik Road 422101 [India], Tel: +91-253-2410381
Email: graphcom_nsk@yahoo.com / graphcomnsk@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.box.net/mechdesign

Broad Classifications

External Shoe or Block Brakes


Single Block Brake
Double Shoe Brake
Internal Shoe Brake
Band Brake

Heat Generated = p Ac f V / 778 [Btu/min]


Where
p = average contact pressure
Ac = contact area, in
f = coefficient of friction
V = peripheral velocity of drum
Material
Metal on metal
Wood on metal
Leather on metal
Asbestos on metal in oil
Sintered metal on cast iron in oil

Max Temp, F
600
150
150
500
500

f
0.25
0.25
0.35
0.40
0.15

Pmax ,psi
200
70
25
50
400

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