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A drum brake is a brake in which the friction is caused by a set of shoes or pads that press against a rotating drum-shaped part called a brake drum. The term "drum brake" usually means a brake in which shoes press on the inner surface of the drum. When shoes press on the outside of

Friction print that page

When surfaces in contact move relative to each other, the friction between the two surfaces converts kinetic energy into heat . This property can have dramatic consequences, as illustrated by the use of friction created by rubbing pieces of wood together to start a fire. Kinetic energy is

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Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics print that page


smaller the turn radius , the more lean is required. This balances the roll torque about the wheel contact patches generated by centrifugal force due to the turn with that of the gravitational force . This lean is usually produced by a momentary steering in the opposite direction, called

Heat transfer print that page


Heat conduction, also called diffusion, is the direct microscopic exchange of kinetic energy of particles through the stationary boundary between two systems. Heat conduction occurs between stationary masses where there is no movement to carry heat away. Heat transfer through the stationary

Canter print that page


The canter is a controlled, three-beat gait performed by a horse. It is a natural gait possessed by all horses, faster than most horses' trot but slower than the gallop , and is used by all riders. The speed of the canter varies between 16-27 km/h (10-17 mph), depending on the length of

Martial arts print that page


arts 2.2 Folk styles 2.3 Modern history 3 Testing and competition 3.1 Light- and medium contact 3.2 Full contact 3.3 Martial Sport 4 Health and fitness benefits 5 Self-defense, military and law enforcement applications 6 Martial arts industry 7 See also 7.1 Equipment

President of Ireland print that page


The President of Ireland ( Irish : Uachtarán na hÉireann [ˈuəxt̪ˠəɾˠɑːn̪ˠ n̪ˠə ˈheːɾʲən̪ˠ] ) is the head of state of Ireland . The President is usually directly elected by the people for seven years, and can be elected for a maximum of two terms. [ 2 ] The presidency

United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo print that page


The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo or UNMIK is the interim civilian administration in Kosovo , under the authority of the United Nations . The mission was established on 10 June 1999 by Security Council Resolution 1244 . [ 1 ] While UNMIK still exists, it does so

Business continuity planning print that page

In plain language, BCP is working out how to stay in business in the event of disaster. Typical incidents include local events like building fires, regional incidents like earthquakes or floods, or national incidents like pandemic illnesses. However, it is not limited to just that. Any event

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Customer relationship management print that page

A CRM system may be chosen because it is thought to provide the following advantages: [ citation needed ] Quality and efficiency Decrease in overall costs Decision support Enterprise agility Customer Attention [ edit ] Challenges Successful development, implementation, use and support

wikipedia.org | 2011/9/29 23:02:01