Brakes and Detents
Blocks in the Brakes and Detents library represent elements and frictional forces that limit, slow, and stop motion. Simscape™ Driveline™ brake blocks also have thermal variants that allow you to determine how heat generation affects the efficiency and temperature of driveline components. To determine if your system produces forces and torques that overcome the holding forces produced by brakes and detents, connect these blocks together just as you would assemble a physical driveline system.
Rotational Brakes and Detents
|Band Brake||Frictional brake with flexible band wrapped around rotating drum with triggered faults|
|Disc Brake||Frictional brake with pressure-applying cylinder and pads with faulting|
|Double-Shoe Brake||Frictional brake with two pivoted shoes diametrically positioned about a rotating drum with triggered faulting|
|Loaded-Contact Rotational Friction||Loaded-contact friction between two rotating surfaces|
|Rotational Detent||Double-sided, spring-loaded rotational detent|
Evaluate the effects of thermal losses on device temperature and performance.