Prediction of Brake Pad Wear Based on Real Driving Profiles Using a Pin-on-Disc Tribotester is now available from Jacek Kijanski, TU Braunschweig, on the EuroBrake website. He answers a few related questions below:
What do you find most interesting about the topic you are presenting on?
The topic combines the investigation of wear with a new application (electric vehicles) and a high-precision measuring instrument (the AUT of the IDS). This combination is very exciting and it offers enormous potential for new insights in the research field of wear, which are also of practical relevance.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
On a personal level, Corona made me more aware of the importance of face-to-face communication. On the other hand, I have improved my home office infrastructure. Due to my work at the tribometer of the IDS, I am now mainly at the institute. Nevertheless, there are some delays of research experiments with industrial partners due to the general uncertainty.
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
The results show the wear behaviour of brake pads during a stationary and a dynamic test procedure. Accordingly, the paper can be of interest to anyone dealing with the subject of wear simulation or wear measurement. Since the measurements are focused on electric vehicles, the results can also be interesting for anyone who is involved with changes in brakes with regard to the new powertrain.
Jacek Kijanski is a Research Engineer in the tribology working group around Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ostermeyer at the Institute of Dynamics and Vibrations in Braunschweig, Germany.
He studied at the Technical University of Braunschweig, where he is currently working towards a PhD. His current research topic is the metrological investigation of wear behavior in automotive brakes.