Measurement of Dynamic Signature of Brake Emissions on a Pin-On-Disc Tribotester with Low-cost Particulate Sensors is now available from Malte Sandgaard, TU Braunschweig, Ltd., 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?
Emissions in general but also the measurement of brake emissions are very interesting for me, as this topic is currently very present, so that there are great opportunities in research and development. Especially in the development of sensor technology, many disciplines, such as electrical engineering, programming and measurement itself, played into each other, which is very exciting for me.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
Personally, the coronavirus affected me more than at work. The virus forced me to learn and apply new communication methods. At work, no face-to-face meetings were allowed and the work had to be done from home. Physical contact was prohibited, but individual laboratory work was possible, so that measurements on the tribometer were partially allowed. This made it possible to continue to obtain results in the field of brake emissions.
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
The dynamic emission measurement at the tribometer will be interesting for those who deal with tribological phenomena and their emission output. As the use of the sensors is not limited to one field of activity, there are other areas, such as environmental agencies, in addition to the brake industry and the automotive industry, where the use of dynamic emission measurement is beneficial.
Malte Sandgaard studied aerospace engineering at the Technical University Braunschweig. After graduation, he began as a research engineer in the tribology working group under Prof. Dr. Ostermeyer at the Institution of Dynamic and Vibration at the TU Braunschweig. Since then he dealt with the topic brake emission, including the development of emission sensors and the metrological investigation of emission in automotive brakes.