Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of Heterogeneous Friction Pad Material under Multiaxial Loading is now available from Amine Bousselham, University of Lille, 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?
The most important and interesting thing about this topic is first the topic itself because it shows how it is possible to develop a method that can allow the characterization of heterogeneous friction pad material under multiaxial loading. But also the development and the positive effects the results of the project can lead to, such as increasing the level of security of people who use tgv's trains and also enhancing the railway field
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
The coronavirus as in all fields and projects it affected my work in general and somehow on what I am presenting on. Because during the pandemic I did not have a full access to the laboratory if I am not saying I had no access to it for a long duration which stops me from doing more lab experiments that could have helped in discovering new results and developing the topic faster. However, we have always to focus on the positive side of everything around us. Due to Covid 19, I sure did not have the chance to do more lab experiment, but on the other hand I had plenty of time to study the old experiments more deeply, understand thougthfully every and each part of this topic, and enhance the quality of the current results
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
Such as presentation can be really useful for people from the railway field, and they can also be helpful for the topic because they could present an a reliable source of information about the breaking system of tgv therefore about the material we are trying to develop and understand more. Thus, I think they would be most interested in seeing the presentation and also most like to ask questions about it
I am a fighter, a combatant. I have tried to create a career in different ways, military officer, mathematician, engineer... But I realise that I am not all of those, and what I really want is to help in developing a better world. I want to create new things, enhance the quality of some existing things, and why not be a reason to save people's life without being a doctor, so I had to find the answer to be all of that. Therefore, I start researching and I found the answer to my question in the question itself. Yeah, research this is how I can be me and help the world at the same time. Thus, I start my journey with a PhD program. I started my career on this project named " Mechanical characterization and modeling of heterogeneous friction pad material under multiaxial loading"