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Development of a Thermal Simulation Tool for Early Sizing of Nonstandard Brake Concepts

Name: Gerrit Nowald

Company: Continental Teves AG & Co.oHG

Presentation Title: Development of a Thermal Simulation Tool for Early Sizing of Nonstandard Brake Concepts

Session: Brakes and Components in EV, Tuesday 18th May 2021, 11:00 - 12:40 (Central European Summer Time - CEST)

What do you find most interesting about the topic of your presentation?

I’m very passionate about learning new things. To dive deep into simulation topics in order to accurately and effectively describe & understand the physical behaviour of mechanical systems brings me great joy.

When discussing this topic with industry peers, what question are you most frequently asked? How do you answer it?

What is the benefit of an own simulation tool in contrast to existing, more powerful tools?

Developing a relatively simple tool to describe physical behaviour gives far more insight into the most important effects than just using an existing tool. Furthermore, a self-developed tool can be tailored exactly to ones needs and easier be coupled to other systems.

Who do you think will be most interested in your presentation, and who would you most like to ask questions about it?

Suppliers of brake discs & drum brakes, simulation experts.

What specific topics or technology are you hoping to see in other presentations or in the exhibition?

I would like to see other presentations about development and expansion of simulation tools and deep dives regarding physical effects in mechanical systems.

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About Gerrit Nowald.

Dr.-Ing. Gerrit Nowald is a simulation engineer at Continental Teves, responsible for NVH and thermal simulation as well as methodology development. Gerrit completed his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University Darmstadt with a focus on vibration theory and rotordynamics. He studied abroad at the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and worked at Volkswagen as an intern in the field of acoustic measurement.

In his Ph.D. research he worked on the rotordynamic simulation of automotive turbochargers, especially the modelling of hydrodynamic floating ring bearings, which have a large impact on the NVH behavior. During this time and parallel to his current job he is also active as a lecturer, teaching technical mechanics and programming.

In his 3 years at Continental Teves he worked on multiple NVH projects for different customers. Furthermore, he is also carrying out simulations for nonstandard brake products. To this end he has developed a new thermal simulation tool, which he will present on this conference.

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