Air Brake Manual


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Section summary

  1. What is the final factor that will determine if the vehicle will move?
  2. What is the final factor that will determine if the vehicle will stop?
  3. How is heat generated by the brakes dissipated?
  4. If one set of brake shoes is poorly adjusted, what effect could it have on the remaining set of brake shoes in the system?
  5. What is meant by the term friction?
  6. If the weight of the vehicle is doubled, how many times must the stopping power be increased?
  7. If vehicle speed is doubled, how many times must stopping power be increased to be able to stop in the same distance?
  8. If vehicle weight and speed are both doubled, how many times must the stopping power be increased to be able to stop in the same distance?
  9. What is compressed air?
  10. What does the abbreviation psi stand for?
  11. If 40 psi is exerted against a diaphragm of 30 square inches, what is the total pounds of force that could be exerted?
  12. What is meant by the following terms: reaction time, brake lag, braking distance and stopping distance?

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Rev: 2018