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A Brake Disc Also Known As A Rotor
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A Brake Disc Also Known As A Rotor

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A Brake Disc Also Known As A Rotor

A brake disc, also known as a rotor, is a crucial component of a disc brake system used in vehicles. Here are key points about brake discs:

- Brake discs play a crucial role in the braking system by providing a surface for the brake pads to grip and create friction. This friction slows down or stops the rotation of the wheel.

- Brake discs are typically flat, circular metal discs, often made of cast iron or composite materials. They are attached to the wheel hub and rotate with the wheel.

- During braking, the brake pads clamp onto the brake disc, generating heat due to friction. The design of the brake disc includes features for effective heat dissipation to prevent overheating and maintain braking efficiency.

- Many brake discs have ventilation vanes or holes between the friction surfaces. These features help dissipate heat more efficiently, reducing the risk of brake fade and improving overall braking performance.

- There are different types of brake discs, including solid discs and ventilated or slotted discs. Ventilated discs are more common in high-performance or heavy-duty applications where heat dissipation is critical.

- Brake discs are commonly made of cast iron due to its excellent heat dissipation properties. However, high-performance and lightweight applications may use composite materials or carbon-ceramic discs.

- Brake discs work in conjunction with other brake system components, including brake calipers, brake pads, and the master cylinder, to ensure effective and controlled braking.

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