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More about Rebrake - the European cooperation for development of environmentally friendly car brakes
Since 1 March this year, the unit System and Component Design at KTH department of Machine Design, along with the Italian brake manufacturer Brembo SpA and the University of Trento (Italy) has been working to reduce harmful airborne particles that comes from the brakes on our cars.
Research activities on braking by friction
Professor Yannick Desplanques from Laboratoire Méchanique de Lille will be in charge of this seminar.
Numerical solution of wheel-rail contact and its application to rolling contact fatigue and wear
Doctor Zili Li of the Section of Road and Railway Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), will be in charge of this seminar.
Rust + water droplets = low adhesion on the track
The research results of Yi Zhu, Ph..D Student in Tribology, shows that ordinary rust together with high levels of humidity and low temperature can reduce the friction significantly in the tiny contact zone between steel rail and steel railway wheel.
Two disputations and two seminars
On the 22 November this year, two of the Ph.D. Students of System and Component Design will present their Ph.D.´s. The two are Yi Zhu and Saeed Abbasi, who both have researched in the field of Tribology.
Underwater kites could be next wave in clean energy
KTH Machine Design is currently involved in a major European effort concerning offshore and renewable energy technology up to this date.