On Circular Spot Brakes

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G. A. Fazekas

University of Houston, Houston, Texas

J. Eng. Ind 94(3), 859-863 (Aug 01, 1972) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3428262 History: Received July 28, 1971; Online July 15, 2010


The center of pressure of circular friction pads coincides with the geometrical center of the pads, provided that such pads are constrained to move perpendicularly to the brake disk (as is the practice). Radially, there exists a serious pressure gradient which should be taken into account.

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