Brake Particle Movement inside the Frictional System and Influencing Parameters is now available from Katharina Kolbeck, BMW Group, 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 personally find the results of the in-situ patch and motion distribution on the braking pad as well as the different observed motion types inside the frictional contact very interesting.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
The coronavirus situation prohibit new experiments for a long time because everybody had to stay at home. Therefore there were significant delays in the subsequent experiments.
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 my work is interesting for everyone who wants to know more about the mechanisms and motion inside the frictional contact and everyone who is thinking about using neuronal networks for brake (particle) analysis. I wanted to ask researches that have experience in the same subject area.
Katharina Kolbeck is a doctoral student at BMW with focus on brake particle emission. She studied chemical engineering at Technical University Munich, including a master thesis at BMW within the field of exhaust measurement technology. Her PhD at BMW/Technical University Ilmenau under the supervision of Prof. Klaus Augsburg started in 2017. The aim of her thesis is to gain a better understanding about the formation of brake particles in friction brakes by means of optical examinations.