Drum Brakes

  • (noun): Hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe.
    Synonyms: drum brake

Some articles on drum brakes, brakes, brake:

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR - Technical Highlights
... oddity of the drivetrain - the car was fitted with vast inboard drum brakes which dwarfed the car's 16"-wheels the unusual shaft-linked brakes were originally to have been part of a ... At Le Mans in 1955, the 300 SLRs were also equipped with "air brakes" similar in principle to those used on aircraft - this was a large hood that hinged up behind ... The idea for this "wind brake" came from director of motorsports Alfred Neubauer, who was looking to develop a system to reduce the wear on the huge drum brakes and tires during long-distance races such ...
Brake Fade - Brake Modification To Reduce Fade
... High performance brake components provide enhanced stopping power by improving friction while reducing brake fade ... is provided by lining materials that have a higher coefficient of friction than standard brake pads, while brake fade is reduced through the use of more expensive binding ... Heat buildup in brakes can be further addressed by body modifications that direct cold air to the brakes ...
Drum Brake Designs
... Drum brakes are typically described as either leading/trailing or twin leading ... Rear drum brakes are typically of a leading/trailing design (for non-servo systems), or primary/secondary (for duo servo systems) the shoes being moved by a ... In this design, one of the brake shoes always experiences the self-applying effect, irrespective of whether the vehicle is moving forwards or backwards ...

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