Numerical Optimization for Internal Expanding Brake.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This report deals with design optimization of internal-expanding rim brakes. A computer program was developed to calculate the actuating force, torque, stopping time and drum temperature. The drum temperature is calculated by the finite difference method. A comparison of results has been made using a simplified equation that is in common use in engineering texts. Numerical optimization is shown to be a convenient tool for brake design. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Surface Transportation and Equipment