Friction braking

Friction braking

Friction braking


“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.

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