airbrake


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Noun1.airbrake - a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
2.airbrake - a vehicular brake that operates by compressed air; especially for heavy vehicles
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
power brake - a brake on an automobile that magnifies a small force applied to the brake pedal into a proportionately larger force applied to slow or stop the vehicle
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The rear wing and airbrake have been removed and replaced with a static unit recessed into the tail to reduce drag.
In the Locomotive sector, the Commission has approved the acquisition of General Electric Company's transport business segment by Westinghouse Airbrake Technologies Corporation.
The Co Antrim man was supported in his case against Spring & Airbrake Ireland Ltd by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.
Wei, "Optimized adhesion control of locomotive airbrake based on GSA-RNN," in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Human-Machine Systems and Cybernetics, IHMSC 2015, pp.
In addition, they find their applications in the hydraulic and pneumatic reservoir under pressure, rail vehicle airbrake reservoir, and in storage vessels for liquefied gases, such as ammonia, chlorine, and liquid petroleum gas (LPG).
Helped by enormous 420mm carbon ceramic discs and a giant rear airbrake, no matter how late I left my brak- ing, even at those speeds, it still wiped off speed faster than I had planned every time.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Westinghouse Airbrake Co.
Gloss finish carbonfibre has been used for the bumpers/splitters and end plates, front underbody section, and many body parts including the A-pillars, bonnet and rear deck, 'Longtail' Airbrake and electrically retractable roof and tonneau.
Smith, Westinghouse Airbrake Company, and Institute of Public Administration, Study of Evolutionary Urban Transportation, vol.
The vehicle has a carbon-fibre retractable hardtop, lightweight material used for the hood, airbrake, front splitter, rear bumper centre, door blades and Can-Am branded sill cover, a set of five-spoke alloy wheels, with a gloss-black finish and a diamond-cut rim, carbon-fibre louvered front wings and a new quad-exit polished stainless-steel exhaust system.