statement to understand brake is slows you down. And they described as
brakes are designed to slow down your vehicle but probably not by the
means that you think.
Brakes are essentially a
process to change energy types. Your vehicle has kinetic energy during
traveling. When you use the brakes, brake drums or rotors convert
kinetic energy into thermal energy via friction. The cooling of the
brakes wastes the heat and the vehicle slows down.
Types of brake
All brakes act by friction. Friction causes heat which is part of the
kinetic energy exchange process. Various types of brake depend on how
they create friction.
Bicycle wheel brakes (most basic type)
Drum brakes - single leading edge
Drum brakes - double leading edge
Radial calipers / radial brakes
Full-contact Disc brakes
The Siemens VDO Electric Wedge Brake