Hydraulic Brake Systems for Electrified Road Vehicles: A Down-sizing Approach is now available from Pier Giuseppe Anselma, Politecnico di Torino, 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?
Electrification of road vehicles is one of the key transformations occurring today in the automotive industry. Electrification does not affect the propulsion source solely, yet it entails a revolution both in the overall vehicle architecture and in the users’ habits. Exciting challenges can thus be set when designing brake systems for the next generation electrified road vehicles. Unprecedent opportunities are offered in this framework for improving braking efficiency and energy recovery capabilities while simultaneously cutting down cost and size of braking components.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have prioritized numerical research projects over experimental activities. This has not affected the project that I am presenting as, at present, it is at a numerical stage.
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
Engineers from automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers working in the field of research and development for the next generation electrified road vehicle brake systems. Additionally, researchers on brake systems from academia.
Pier Giuseppe Anselma received the Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with merits in 2017 at Politecnico di Torino in Italy, where he is currently working towards his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He has been a visiting student at the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology in Hamilton, ON, Canada, which he has a close partnership with within his PhD project. At present, he his author and co-author of around 30 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications. His research interests include design and control methodologies for propulsion and brake systems of electrified and automated vehicles.