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Heat Due to Friction Between Brake Pads

  1. Oct 30, 2004 #1
    I am designing a bike frame and what to know how to calculate the heat generated between the brake pads and the rim. I am wondering if anyone knows of any general equations I can use?
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  3. Oct 31, 2004 #2


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    It's very simple: the heat generated is equal to the decrease in the kinetic energy.
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