Classification of Brake system

1. On the basis of mode of actuation:

1.      Foot brake (also called main brake) operated by foot pedal

2.      Hand brake – it is also called parking brake operated by hand

2. On the basis of mode of operation

1.      Air brakes

2.      Electric brakes

3.      Hydraulic brakes

4.      Mechanical brakes

5.      Vacuum brakes

3. On the Basis of Action on Front or Rear Wheels

1.      Front-wheel brakes

2.      Rear-wheel brakes

4. On the Basis of Method of Application of Braking Contact

1.      Externally – contracting brakes

2.      Internally – expanding brakes

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