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RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Some Factors Influencing Friction Brake Performance: Part 1—Investigation of Full-scale Brake Systems

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Z. Barecki, S. F. Scieszka

Technical University of Silesia, Gliwice, Poland

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 111(1), 2-7 (Mar 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258967 History: Received September 01, 1987; Online November 19, 2009

Abstract

In this paper the effect on braking torque of the geometry of contact between brake shoes and drums is presented. It is shown that elastic deformation as well as errors in dimensional and assembly errors substantially affect the value of the braking torque. Investigations of pressure distribution on friction lining, brake factor, brake element deformation, and wear of linings carried out on mine winder installations are presented.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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