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  • Air brake (road vehicle) — Air brakes are used in trucks, buses, trailers, and semi trailers. George Westinghouse first developed air brakes for use in railway service. A safer air brake was patented by him on March 5, 1872. Originally constructed for use on trains, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Air brake — may refer to the following contexts:* Air brake (aircraft), in aeronautics, a type of flight control system used on aircraft to reduce speed* Railway air brake, a type of brake operated by compressed air and used on locomotives and railroad cars… …   Wikipedia

  • air brake — air′ brake n. 1) mac a brake or system of brakes operated by compressed air 2) aer. a device for reducing the air speed of an aircraft by increasing its drag • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • air brake — noun 1. : a brake operated by a piston driven by compressed air from reservoirs connected to brake cylinders by triple valves which upon reduction of air pressure in the brake pipe automatically admit air from the reservoirs into the brake… …   Useful english dictionary

  • air brake — 1. a brake or system of brakes operated by compressed air. 2. Aeron. a device for reducing the air speed of an aircraft by increasing its drag. 3. a device for stopping the sails of a windmill by disrupting the flow of air around them. [1870 75,… …   Universalium

  • Air brake (aircraft) — In aeronautics, air brakes are a type of flight control used on aircraft to reduce speed during landing.Air brakes differ from spoilers in that air brakes are designed to increase drag while making little change to lift, whereas spoilers greatly… …   Wikipedia

  • air brake — /ˈɛə breɪk/ (say air brayk) noun 1. Aeronautics a hinged flap or other extendible device for reducing the speed of an aircraft. 2. a brake or system of brakes operated by compressed air …   Australian English dictionary

  • air brake — A system of braking which is usually found on large truck in which compressed air pushes against a brake piston or diaphragm in order to apply the brakes to stop or slow the vehicle …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Railway air brake — Piping diagram from 1920 of a Westinghouse E T Air Brake system on a locomotive …   Wikipedia

  • Electro-pneumatic brake system on British railway trains — The Electro pneumatic brake system on British railway trains was introduced in 1950. The Southern Region of British Railways operated an intensive self contained fleet of electric multiple units for suburban and middle distance passenger trains.… …   Wikipedia

  • New York Air Brake — NYAB redirects here. For other uses, see NYAB (disambiguation). New York Air Brake Type Privately Held Company Founded 1890 Headquarters Watertown, New York USA …   Wikipedia

  • Westinghouse Air Brake Company — cite web last = first = authorlink = coauthors = title = Welcome to Saskrailmuseum.org work = Contact Us publisher = date = September 11, 2008 url = http://www.saskrailmuseum.org/ format = doi = accessdate =2008 10 03 ] The air brake was invented …   Wikipedia

  • Brake bleeding — is the procedure performed on hydraulic brake systems whereby the brake lines (the pipes and hoses containing the brake fluid) are purged of any air bubbles. This is necessary because, while the brake fluid is an incompressible liquid, air… …   Wikipedia

  • Air France Flight 358 — The wreckage of Flight 358 Runway overrun summary Date …   Wikipedia

  • Brake fade — Vehicle braking system fade, or brake fade is the reduction in stopping power that can occur after repeated application of the brakes, especially in high load or high speed conditions. Brake fade can be a factor in any vehicle that utilizes a… …   Wikipedia

  • Brake — A brake is a device for slowing or stopping the motion of a machine or vehicle, or alternatively a device to restrain it from starting to move again. The kinetic energy lost by the moving part is usually translated to heat by friction.… …   Wikipedia

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