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BRAKES, CLUTCHES, AND DYNAMOMETERS

Chapter Outline

7.1 INTRODUCTION

Brakes are the devices that reduce the speed of a moving machine component by absorbing energy. The energy thus absorbed is converted into heat and released into the atmosphere or absorbed in another medium. Clutches are the devices that are used to engage or disengage two rotating machine components as and when desired. Dynamometers, on the other hand, ...

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