Prony Brake Dynamometers

Aaron has advised us he is about finished with two new articles related to prony brake dynamometers. The first article will feature the prony brake used as a dynamometer, the second article will be detailed questions about the coefficient of friction as related to the failure of multiple sectioned prony brakes.

 

Introduction into the prony brake or friction dynamometer……………………………………………………………………………………….Pg. 2-4

A.  Mechanical brake properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…..Pg. 5

B.  Universal brake applications ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…Pg. 5

C.  Friction material and mating friction surfaces ………………………………………………………………………………………………………Pg. 5

D.  Coefficient of Friction …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Pg. 6

E.  Lubricity and lubrication …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Pg. 7

F.  Heat, water, BTU’s and cooling …….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Pg. 7-10

G.  Service and reliability issues related to prior prony brake designs ………………………………………………………………………Pg. 12-23

H.  Are there ways to control the coefficient of friction of multiple brake drum prony brakes? …………………………..…Pg. 19

I.  Potential areas of cause creating repeated and short term failures of multiple brake drum prony brakes………Pg. 23-25

J.  Conclusion to prony brakes …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Pg. 25