Influence of Test Cycle and Energy Input on Brake Emissions is now available from Andreas Paulus, TMD Friction, 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?
Most interesting on the topic of brake emissions are the effects that results in this field will have on future legislation. The way that driving styles, system components and many other factors influence the mass, number and size distribution of emitted particles has a large influence on health and environment and thus the quality of our lives. To minimize the brake emissions is thus a very important issue.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
Coronavirus has infected my everyday work in the way that social distancing rules lead to less contacts to colleagues and customers. The work that I am presenting will get even more important in the way that brake emissions can possibly lead to a less robust respiratory system and thus exacerbate the effects of the coronavirus on humans.
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
I think it will be most interesting to OEMs and suppliers dealing with the brake system. I would like to hear questions from those mentioned already and from experts on particle emission measurement.
Andreas Paulus is a development engineer in the R&D department of TMD Friction responsible for brake emissions and new disc coatings.
Andreas studied Computational Engineering Science at the RWTH Aachen University and completed his PhD in a cooperation between Bosch Rexroth and the RWTH Aachen University. After extensive studies in the field of tribology and material characterization, he started his work at TMD in the Central R&D department as Specialist Advanced Material Development. Since 2017, he is TMD representative in the PMP informal working group on the topic of brake emissions as well as in the VDA working group “Bremsstaub”.