disk brake


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disk brake

[¦disk ¦brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A type of brake in which disks attached to a fixed frame are pressed against disks attached to a rotating axle or against the inner surfaces of a rotating housing.
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For modern disk brakes, that's usually not a problem as even hard braking to slow to taxi speed will still allow plenty of brake effectiveness when taxiing in--unless the pilot is one of those who taxis at 1300 RPM while riding the brakes.
Fortunately, the situation is starting to improve as suppliers expand their product lines to provide modern disk brakes for older airplanes.
Grove Aircraft makes wheels and brakes that will fit many older aircraft--it recently obtained an STC for the Super Cub series to convert them to their hydraulic disk brakes.
Brake off and the kinetic energy of the train the vehicles of which are equipped with disk brakes, become resistant to mechanical forces and temperature raises the heat of friction coupling components, including a disk brake and friction pad.
2]] and the friction surface of friction coupling components of disk brakes (friction pad and brake disc), in addition to temperature variation in the physical properties of materials of such elements, are (Bocii 1997, 1999):
Because disk brakes maintain effectiveness at high braking speeds, four-wheel disk brakes were used in Europe on some high performance vehicles before asbestos became a concern.
A small percentage of medium trucks are now being produced with disk brakes and semimetallic pads.
The Swedish vehicle products group Haldex said on Monday (3 November) that it had received a five-year contract for air disk brakes from the Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Group.
The contract covered disk brakes for Volvo and Renault medium range trucks and was worth in excess of SEK200m, Haldex said.
Continental Teves ranks first in the world in the production of disk brakes and second in anti-locking brake systems.
For new 1997 truck orders, it will be standard equipment on Business Class trucks with Bendix hydraulic disk brakes.