Pad Friction

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Brake Fade - Fade in Self-assisting Brakes
... brake, but exaggerates fade, since a reduction in pad friction also reduces pad force ... such as a conventional disc brake, a loss of pad friction does not change the pad force, so the loss of braking is proportional to just the loss of pad friction ... self-assist roughly proportional to pad friction, so total braking is reduced as roughly the square of the loss in friction ...

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