Day: June 17, 2016

Friction braking

Friction braking

Friction braking

06/17/16

“How do cars stop moving?”

One of the most necessary aspects of transportation is the need to stop the object from moving. Mechanical Engineers have devised a simple yet useful solution for wheel based systems known as friction braking. In friction braking, when a wheel needs to stop, two clamps will come down and force the wheel to stop moving, and since the car will keep on moving as a result of the conservation of momentum, friction from the ground combined with air resistance will wear down the velocity, effectively stopping the vehicle.