Experimental Investigation of Drum Brake Performance for Passenger Car
Brake system is the most significant safety aspect of an automobile. It must be slow the vehicle quickly and reliably under varying conditions. This paper aims to establish a brake test rig capable of measuring the performance of a drum brake at different operational and environmental conditions. The effects of dry and humid environment are considered under different applied forces and vehicle sliding speed. The experimental results showed a slight increase in the friction coefficients between drum and brake lining with increasing pressure or speed at dry and wet conditions.
Keywords- Drum Brake, Friction Coefficient, Applied Load, Vehicle Speed, Dry and Wet Conditions.