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disc brake

a type of brake in which two calliper-operated pads rub against a flat disc attached to the wheel hub when the brake is applied
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On a disk brake, the fluid from the master cylinder is forced into a caliper where it presses against a piston.
"A Predictive Tool to Evaluate Disk Brake Squeal Using a Fully Coupled Thermo-mechanical Finite Element Model." International Journal of Vehicle Design 51 (1/2): 124-142.
Italian ATM Giulio Tiberini has come up with a simple yet elegant solution: a disk brake on the altitude bearing.
Owners of older airplanes that have mechanical disk brakes, hydraulic disk brakes, mechanical drum brakes, hydraulic drum brakes, expander tube brakes or brakes manufactured by companies such as McCauley that either no longer exist or were bought out (and the new owner quit supporting the line) have been finding it more and more difficult to get parts for their 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.
The new factory is scheduled to begin operations in April 2008, producing main components for disk brakes, the company said.
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 321 Series of six armature-actuated electric disk brakes feature an enclosure that reduces noise and protects against hostile environments.
New from Dover Flexo Electronics is its anti-squeal friction pads for pneumatic dual disk brakes. The pads, which are the torque-producing wear components on DFE's pneumatic dual disk brakes, are warranted not to create annoying squealing or screeching sounds during operation.
The overwhelming majority of passenger cars are now designed with front disk brakes and rear drum brakes.