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friction brake

[′frik·shən ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A brake in which the resistance is provided by friction.
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friction brake

A device for slowing down or stopping a moving mechanism by friction between two surfaces which rotate or slide over each other.
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Ehsani, "Integration of eddy-current and friction brakes in conventional and hybrid vehicles," in Proceedings of Future Transportation Technology Conference & Exposition, Costa Mesa, CA, USA, September 2005.
I welcome David Barton's article on the problems of automotive friction brakes based on cast-iron rotor technology--mass and particulate emissions (Academic Insight, PE July/ August).
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The speed of the cars was controlled with a friction brake.
About six years ago, when seeking an alternative to high brake failures and maintenance requirements, they replaced a Stearns dry friction brake on one of the Baldor motors with a MagnaShear MSB6.
Results of the friction brake pad including heat transfer system and thermal analysis, Master of Science Thesis, Afyon Kocatepe University, Institute of Science, (In Turkey).
Based in Washington, it is also undertaking a number of other innovative projects alongside the jigger system, including the development of an offshore drill mechanism for Exxon Mobil and the creation of a unique friction brake which is being designed to help get oil reserves out of North Sea fields which would otherwise be unreachable.
A boatswain's mate on a ship's forecastle might not be paying attention to the color of the anchor chain paying out of the locker, or turn the friction brake in the wrong direction, with disastrous results.
Other features include regenerative service braking for energy recovery and reduced friction brake maintenance, a variable retarding mode to sustain long downhill grades to keep friction brakes at a reasonable temperature, a hill-holding mode following the release of the friction brake and braking modes for long downhill grades to prevent traditional brake fade and vapor lock.
Accordingly each chute is fitted with a friction brake which is raised a few centimetres above the chute floor.