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Friction Brakes - Theory and Design Considerations (1 credit hours/1 HSW Hours)
The course is an introduction and overview of friction brakes as used on vehicles and machinery.  The course describes the various constructions of brake designs, the advantages of each and operating characteristics.  The course identifies and explains the three primary functional requirements of friction brakes.  The course itemizes and describes the main types of drum brakes and several applications.  Disk brakes are compared to drum brakes.  Basic friction brake calculations are described and explained.
James Thompson
Students will learn about

        The several common configurations of friction brakes.
        The three required functions of a friction brake.
        The differences between parking brakes and service brakes
        Parameters for sizing friction brakes.
        Calculating brake torque, energy conversion, temperature rise, etc.
        The differences between internal and external shoe drum brakes.
        The differences between drum and disk brakes.

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