Accession Number:

ADA102709

Title:

Numerical Optimization for Internal Expanding Brake.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE