Brake is one of the most important device of a vehicle. The brake are used to control or minimize the speed of vehicle to avoid jump on speed braker or stop the vehicle.
Brake is defined as a device which convert kinetic energy into heat energy and dissipate to surrounding and is used for stopping the vehicle within smallest possible time, in consistent with safety.
Functions of brake-
It stop the machine temporarily (when brake are engaged)
It convert kinetic energy into friction and dissipate the heat to atmosphere.
It acts as safety device.
Classification of brakes-
Block or shoe brakes
Band and block brakes
Internal expanding brakes
External shoe brakes