Friction brakes are widely used in the automotive, rail, aerospace and general industrial sectors and are considered a safety critical item for obvious reasons. The environmental performance of a friction brake such as noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and air-borne emissions of wear debris depends very much on the dynamic tribological conditions at the friction interface. In addition to developments in NVH and dynamics of braking systems, understanding the tribology of the friction interface could lead to more environmentally-friendly brakes by reducing the mass of the current ferrous rotors and producing fewer harmful wear particles.
This one-day event aims to bring together academic experts and leading braking systems manufacturers, as well as those from the materials and coatings industry, to showcase research and development in the fundamentals of frictional braking. By hosting the event at Leeds University immediately after the 47th Leeds-Lyon Tribology Symposium, also held at Leeds over 8-10 Sept 2020, it is hoped that delegates to the latter will be tempted to stay on for this low cost one day event which will also give attendees the opportunity to view some of the facilities and research being conducted at the university.
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