Hot Spot Heating by Composition Shoes

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H. R. Wetenkamp, R. M. Kipp

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

J. Eng. Ind 98(2), 453-457 (May 01, 1976) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438902 History: Online July 15, 2010


It is generally understood that uneven heating of the tread of a wheel during braking is possible. A method has been devised to measure the intensity and frequency of hot spots on the wheel tread surface. After a description of the measurement apparatus and technique, results of a study of hot spots during constant speed brake applications with single composition shoes are presented. Possible lowering of the hot spot level by increasing the conformability of the brake shoe is studied by cutting one slot across each pad of a brake shoe. This method of hot spot study may be useful for future analysis and improvement of brake shoes.

Copyright © 1976 by ASME
Topics: Heating , Brakes , Wheels , Braking , Cutting
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