BRAKES AND TYPES
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What are brakes?
A mechanical device
Prevents motion of moving body
Where is it used?
Wheeled vehicles like cars, planes etc.Shopping cartsCycles
Working of A Brake
Functions via forced delivered to a rotating bodyAssembly with a mechanical clutchTightened or pressed with body to decelarateGenerate intense heat and some noise
Video of working Brake
Types Of Brakes
Disk BrakesDrum BrakesVacuum BrakesAir BrakesHydraulic BrakesRailway Brakes
Usescalipersto squeeze pairs of pads against a disk
Single piston floating caliper mainly used
Main braking system in cars
Used for instant breaking
Used in cars, cycles , bikes etc.
Construction of disk brake
Works on the principle of disk break
Less expensive to manufacturer
More spare parts used
Useful in emergency breaking system
Located on the rear wheels
Mainly used in vehicles
Construction of drum brake
Uses brake fluid
Containingethylene glycol, to transfer pressureto braking system
Mainly used in passenger vehicles , cars etc.
The vacuum in the brake pipe is created
Maintained by a motor-driven exhauster
Exhauster has 2 speedsLow speedHigh speed
Specially used in trains
Uses air to apply brakes
Breaks are disengaged when the air tanks are full
Air fills the brake chamber, pushing the chamber diaphragm
Pushes the brake pads against the brake drum, stopping the vehicle
Used for heavier vehicles like in trucks ,aircraft etc.