Straight-Air Disk Brake Systems for Heavy Vehicles

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M. A. Yamamoto

Krestbuch Engineering, San Bernadino, Calif.

J. Mech. Des 100(1), 113-126 (Jan 01, 1978) (14 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453875 History: Received February 01, 1977; Online October 21, 2010


Disk brake usage has increased significantly on various applications that presently are hydraulically operated. Air-over hydraulic systems will be replaced by advanced applications of straight-air brakes by eliminating the complexity of such systems. The air-over hydraulic and electric-over hydraulics inherent problems have been solved. Mechanisms for heavy duty are discussed while considering its linearity, durabilty and dependability. The continuous duty capability of the straight-air disk brakes would phase out the retarders. The air disk brake has versatility and can be used to modify the spring set brake in heavy industry.

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