Anecdotally I have heard of various things that I can do to make steel brakes last longer before they have to be replaced, and they make sense but how much does it really help?
Things that I have heard:
- Land at the minimum recommend speed
- Use maximum reverse thrust (if you have it)
- Delay braking after landing (if on a sufficiently long runway) to allow slowing before brake application
- Various taxi techniques (taxi on one engine, don't ride the brakes, but instead build up speed and then brake to slow down. Rinse and repeat.)
Are there any studies that have been done to show how much these things help and whether or not it makes a measurable difference?