Block brakes are never used in railway trains.
Explanation: Blocks brakes are commonly employed in railway trains.
If torque capacity of a block brake is 240N-m and radius of drum is 210mm with coefficient of friction 0.4.
If initially drum of radius 200mm is rotating at 100rpm, then calculate the heat generated if frictional force acting is 1140N.
Explanation: Heat=Frictional forcexaverage velocity.
In a block brake with short shoe, it is assumed that friction force and normal reaction are concentrated at the midpoint of the shoe.
Explanation: The angle of contact is less than 45⁰ and hence the assumption is valid.
The pressure intensity at an element on long shoe brake varies directly with the sin of the pressure angle of the element of friction lining.
The equivalent coefficient of friction in case of block brake with long shoe is denoted by μ[4Sinθ/2θ+sin4θ].
In pivoted block brakes, moment of frictional force about pivot is non zero.
Explanation: Pivot point is selected such that moment of frictional force about pivot point is zero.
Shoe is constrained to move towards the drum to compensate for the moment acting.
Explanation: It compensates for the wear which is constant for all points.
A pivoted double block brake has a drum radius of 280mm with two shoes subtending an angle of 100⁰. Calculate the distance of pivot from axis of drum.
Explanation: h=4Rsinθ/2θ+sin2θwhere θ=100/2.
A pivoted double block brake has a drum radius of 280mm with two shoes subtending an angle of 100⁰. Maximum pressure intensity is 0.5N/mm². If the width of friction lining is 90mm, find the torque capacity f each shoe. Assume coefficient of friction as 0.2.