Brake System Classification

Brake system is used in automobiles to slow down or stop vehicle by converting its kinetic energy into heat energy.

disk brake system in bike

Classification of Brake system:

1. On the basis of mode of actuation:

  1. Foot brake (also called main brake) operated by foot pedal
  2. Hand brake – it is also called parking brake operated by hand

2. On the basis of mode of operation

  1. Air brakes
  2. Electric brakes
  3. Hydraulic brakes
  4. Mechanical brakes
  5. Vacuum brakes

3. On the Basis of Action on Front or Rear Wheels

  1. Front-wheel brakes
  2. Rear-wheel brakes

4. On the Basis of Method of Application of Braking Contact

  1. Externally – contracting brakes
  2. Internally – expanding brakes

Vinodh Reddy is an Editor-in-chief of ME Mechanical. He holds Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS-Pilani. He also writes for and EduGeneral.

All Comments

  • this is good. I have a lot of doubt in automobiles.

    dharmaraj Jul 15, 2016 7:36 am Reply
  • awesome

    dharmaraj Jul 15, 2016 7:41 am Reply

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