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  • brake power — strength to stop, power to slow down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maximum brake power — The maximum power of an engine as measured by a dynamometer …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Brake force — is a measure of braking power of a vehicle.In the case of railways, it is important that staff are aware of the brake force of a locomotive so sufficient brake power will be available on trains, particularly heavy freight trains.ee also*tractive… …   Wikipedia

  • Power brake — may refer to: * Hydraulic brake * Power attenuator (guitar) …   Wikipedia

  • brake — [1] To slow down a vehicle. [2] The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • power — [1] The rate of doing work. It is expressed in mass times distance over a period of time. See candle power constant power distribution equal power distribution equal power split fifty fifty power split four stroke power cycle horsepower hydro… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake mean effective pressure — noun the average (mean) pressure which, if imposed on the pistons uniformly from the top to the bottom of each power stroke, would produce the measured (brake) power output. Syn: BMEP …   Wiktionary

  • Brake pad — Brake pads are an important part of braking systems for all types of vehicles that are equipped with disc brakes. Brake pads are steel backing plates with friction material bound to the surface facing the brake disk.FunctionBrake pads convert the …   Wikipedia

  • Brake specific fuel consumption — (BSFC) is a measure of an engine s efficiency. It is the rate of fuel consumption divided by the power produced. BSFC is specific for shaft engines such as reciprocating engine. The BSFC Calculation (in metric units) To calculate BSFC, use the… …   Wikipedia

  • Power steering — helps drivers steer vehicles by augmenting steering effort of the steering wheel. It does this by adding controlled energy to the steering mechanism, so the driver needs to provide only modest effort regardless of conditions. In particular, power …   Wikipedia

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