The Basic Principle Of Brake Pads Essay

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Breaks are not something people take the time to think about. Even if they are fundamental to the vehicles many people use every day. The functionality of breaks is contributed to physics and engineers ability to understand that physics. There is a lot going on when people press on the brake pedal in their car. The most basic principle of brake pads is in fact friction. This friction is the thing that transfers the energy of the car moving forward to heat energy. Brakes also use pressure as a leverage when pressing the brake pedal. There is also, momentum and even sound in the physics brakes. All of which are physical properties. Brakes have multiple pieces that all work together to help a car come to a stop, or slow down. The main parts are the brake pads and the brake disk. The brake pad is composed of two parts on each side of the brake disk. The two parts each have a sheet of metal used to attach to the calliper and a large thicker piece of rough metal. The calliper is a half box that covers each of the brake pads connecting them together. The calliper also to the brake piston and brake cylinder, both of which connect to the hydraulic line (Edmondson 184). Brake pads are made out of a metal that is fairly rough to the touch for a reason. It allows extra small ridges and bumps that catch on the brake disk. When the ridges and bumps catch on each other they pull in the opposite direction that the wheel is moving. When brake pads are pressed tighter against brake…

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