Stephan Grundey

Elastomeric Materials in Brakes - Tasks, Requirements, Development

  • FREE
  • 4 min
  • English
  • Engineering

What is the course about?

The high performance of elastomers can be seen in car tires; the contact area between the road and the vehicle is roughly the size of a hand.
This becomes even clearer with brake sleeves. Here, a sealing area of around 2-3 cm2 determines the function. This small precision molded part (diameter approx. 3 cm) is used in hydraulic brake cylinders of modern (also electric) brakes in order to build up a pressure of up to 300 bar when the brake pedal is pressed.

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