Brake Drums — investment for safety and profit 600039

CONSIDERATIONS in brake and brake drum rating, design, and testing are:
  1. 1.
    An engineering term to define brake, brake lining, and brake drum heat dissipating ability is necessary. This paper describes one possible term — continuous horsepower.
  2. 2.
    Brake lining material is a current weak link. Unless a major breakthrough in this area is forthcoming, no major strides in reducing both the weight and cost of brake and drum assemblies appears possible.
  3. 3.
    Under the limitations imposed by current materials, the major element not yet sufficiently appreciated by the industry is drum positioning and exposure.*


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