Hi all, Im a Mech Eng student getting my 3rd year project underway, Using a simple ABS Disc Brake system model, i would like to analyse braking performance for calculations obtained with variations of brake pad size, mateial, and also different disc sizes and materials. My question is...if i were to use simulink/matlab, which models systems with rates of change, what factor could i analyse to predict braking performance? My suggestion is to monitor the rate of heat dissipated when force is exerted on the disc from the pad friction material. Would a higher rate of heat dissipation mean better overall braking? or is there a better way to analyse this part of the brake system? I have all the model equations for each component ready, but im stuck with what basis to make my analysis. Thanks..