Enhanced Wheel Slip Sliding Mode Controller for Heavy Goods Vehicles is now available from Alireza Marzbanrad, Haldex Brake Products Corp., on the EuroBrake website. He answers a few related questions in this Spotlight.
What do you find most interesting about the topic you are presenting on?
I am interested in a dynamical system and control systems theory and application. Since I am working in the automotive industry, the most interesting part was to do a research about the nonlinear systems in the vehicle dynamics area and design controllers for them. Haldex innovative solutions for wheel end modules provides the opportunity to apply advance nonlinear controller for wheel slip control.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
My paper has been prepared before the pandemic. So, Coronavirus hasn’t had direct impact on the work. Although, in general it has reduced the pace of developments in many aspects.
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
Heavy good vehicle OEMs and also the people in academic area of vehicle dynamics and control would be interested mostly in our work. Unfortunately, by cancelling the Eurobrake conference we have lost a chance to talk to those people directly.
I have bachelor degree in solid mechanical engineering and master degree in applied mechanics and have done a master thesis in the field of dynamical systems and control theory. The research was about designing, modeling, control, and fabrication of a Remotely Operated underwater Robot (ROV). my master thesis received the national award of the best master thesis of the year in the field of applied design from Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME) in 2012.
I worked as project assistant at Chalmers university of technology for 2 years. At Chalmers, in the division of vehicle engineering and autonomous systems (VEAS), my main assignment was related to a European project called ModulED which is about new generation of modular electric engine and electric drivetrain for Full and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. I have started my work in Haldex Brake products since February 2019 as a development engineer and collaborating with vehicle dynamic research group of Chalmers University as a guest researcher. Our paper is one of the publications from “Intelligent, high-performance service brake module for heavy vehicles” research project.