This paper describes some of the problem which have arisen from the use of composition brake blocks in the past. For at least two of these, wet stopping performance and thermal cracking, there is now an understanding of the problem and possible solutions. Present-day production has also resulted in blocks free from the other difficulties. Other methods of avoiding the dangers associated with thermal cracking have been indicated: these involve moving away from the classic wheel and tire arrangement and the materials which have persisted for many years.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wise, S
    • Lewis, G R
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 386-443
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM