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.
|Band Brake||Frictional brake with flexible band wrapped around rotating drum|
|Double-Shoe Brake||Frictional brake with two pivoted shoes diametrically positioned about a rotating drum|
|Loaded-Contact Rotational Friction||Loaded-contact friction between two rotating bodies|
|Rotational Detent||Double-sided, spring-loaded rotational detent|
Evaluate the effects of thermal losses on device temperature and performance.