## What are the limitations of shoe brake ?

**Limitations of a shoe brake** **:**

1. Heavy side thrust causes bending of the shaft.

2. More wear & tear as the contact surface is large.

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**Limitations of a shoe brake** **:**

1. Heavy side thrust causes bending of the shaft.

2. More wear & tear as the contact surface is large.

Uniform Wear theory:

When the product of pressure and area of the contacting surface transmitting load is taken as constant to determine the axial force & torque, it is termed as uniform wear theory as it is assumed that wear along the surface is uniform.

**Effects of imbalance in machine **

1. Imbalance imparts vibratory motion to the frame of the machine.

2. Produces noise which leads to human discomfort.

3. Detrimental effects on the machine performance & structural integrity of the machine foundation.

**Types of followers :**

The followers may be classified as discussed below:

1. According to the surface in contact.

(a)Knife edge follower. When the contacting end of the follower has a sharp knife edge, it is called a knife edge follower.

(b) Roller follower. When the contacting end of the follower is a roller, it is called a roller follower.

Ans.: Given data; N1 = 80 rpm. N2 =150 rpm. D1= 600 mm. S = 4 % To find; D2 =?;

(i) Case I: Taking t = 5 mm. Velocity ratio, (V.R.) N2/N1 = (D1 + t)/ (D2 + t)

150/80 = (600 + 5)/ (D2 + 5)

Therefore, diameter of driven pulley D2 = 317.66 mm ~ 318mm

(ii) Case II: Assuming for belt thickness 5 mm and total slip of 4%. Velocity ratio, (V.R.) N2/N1 = {(D1 + t)/ (D2 + t)} × {1- (S/100)}

150/80 = {(600 + 5) / (D2 + 5)} × {1- (4/100)

Therefore, diameter of driven pulley D2 = 304.76 mm ~ 305 mm