Advanced Engineering 2016 - National Exhibition Centre, 02 - 03 November 2016

The UK's largest meeting place for advanced engineering professionals
Organised by IMECHE - Brakes 2016


As the automotive industry continues to introduce both new hybrid and electrical components, key challenges are being faced with integrating braking systems and new technologies. Brakes 2016, a part of the Advanced Engineering Show 2016, will provide attendees an opportunity to keep abreast with the latest developments being made and challenges being overcome.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from leading vehicle OEMs and senior level experts about key engineering solutions for the integration of new technologies and braking systems of the future. Plus, hear about the latest developments and research in brake particle emissions, modelling for brake noise propensity prediction and current and future challenges with noise, vibration and harshness.

Benefit from networking with peers, colleagues and likeminded engineers from across the automotive industry. Registration also includes access to the Advanced Engineering Show, the UK’s leading meeting place for engineering professionals with over 12,000 attendees.


Key Topics Include

  • McLaren Automotive, Honda and Bentley discuss the increased use of complex braking systems and strategies for the future
  • Learn how Jaguar Land Rover deliver the required pedal feel for their customers and the impact HEVs, BEVs and the technology they use have had
  • Bentley demonstrate advanced modelling for brake noise propensity prediction, the new challenges on the automotive industry and their impacts on NVH development
  • Hear how Volvo Trucks are integrating Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS), their safety and driveability benefits, and use for vehicle control
  • Understand the current and future challenges of brake noise, vibration and harshness with University of Bradford
  • Engage in unique roundtable discussions with industry colleagues and peers to tackle current and future challenges facing brake engineers


Benefits Of Attending

  • Understand the latest advances, developments and technical innovations being made with brakes and braking systems
  • Hear from leading Automotive OEMs including McLaren, Bentley, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Network and engage with colleagues, peers and industry innovators from across the automotive industry
  • Overcome key industry challenges with regenerative braking and longitudinal motion control, brake pedal feel and consistency, AEBS, advances in materials and NVH
  • Meet and connect with more than 12,000 attendees at the Advanced Engineering Show, the UK’s leading meeting place for engineering professionals

Agenda - Thursday 03 November 2016

9:10 - 09:40



Keynote Panel Discussion: Advanced Braking Systems And Strategies For Future Braking Systems
Stamatis Angelinas, Chassis Engineer - Brake Actuation & Performance Planning, Bentley
Allan Johnstone, Senior Project Engineer, Honda R&D Europe
Daniele Poletto, Principal Brake Systems Engineer, Mclaren Automotive

  • Increasing Use Of Complex Braking Systems For Better Control, Safety And Improved User Experience
  • Strategies For Future Braking Systems In Road-Cars And Other Vehicles
  • Future Requirements In Materials, Components And Vision For How They Will Be Used

09:40 - 10:10


Brake pedal feel for Jaguar Land Rovers of yesterday, today and tomorrow
Daren Steward, Group Leader – Deceleration and Stability Attributes (DSA) Programmes and Office Management, Jaguar Land Rover


  • How Jaguar Land Rover delivers the required pedal feel for it’s customers
  • The key non-tunable and tunable features used in this process
  • The impact Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and the technology they use have had on this process

10:10 - 10:20

Questions and answers

10:20 - 10: 50

Networking refreshment break


10:50 - 11:20


Advanced longitudinal motion control for battery electric vehicles
Dr. Georgios Tsampardoukas, Frictionless Braking – Research Lead Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover

  • Use of high bandwidth electric machines to develop active safety control attributes for electric vehicle
  • Slip based brake-by-wire control methodology for improved vehicle performance
  • Regenerative braking with multi-electrical vehicle architecture

11:20 - 11:50

Interface between mechanical engineering and braking system software

  • Simulation at design stage, and developments being made
  • Challenges in embedding software into advanced braking systems including the high number of separate components
  • Autonomous vehicles and the use of software in driving of the future

11:50 - 12:20

Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS)
John Comer, Product Manager, UK and Ireland, Volvo Truck

12:20 - 12:35

Questions and answers

12:35 - 13:35

Networking refreshments break


13:35 - 14:05

The contribution of brake wear particles to emissions
Roy Harrison, Professor of Environmental Health, University of Birmingham

  • Brake wear particles in the context of urban air quality and health
  • Laboratory studies and emission inventory estimates
  • Quantifying brake wear particles in the atmosphere

14:05 - 14:35


Advanced modelling for brake noise propensity prediction
Nils Wagner, Senior Engineer, INTES GmbH


  • Problem description and overview of the latest techniques available to reduce the gap between simulation and real life scenario
  • Boundary conditions, accurate material properties and nonlinearities – a necessary step towards a predictive simulation
  • The new challenges in the Automotive Industry and their impact on NVH development

14:35 - 14:45

Questions and answers

14:45 - 15:15

Nerworking refreshment break


15:15 - 15:45

Brake noise, vibration and harshness: current and future challenges
David Bryant, Lecturer In Automotive Engineering, University Of Bradford

  • Current challenges and level of understanding in the field
  • Advances in virtual testing and the continuing requirement for experimental testing
  • Future development requirements to achieve quiet brakes

15:45 - 16:45

Roundtable sessions

Facilitators Include:
Allan Johnstone, Senior Project Engineer, Honda R&D Europe
Mike Blundell, Head of the Vehicle Dynamics and Safety Research Group, Coventry University
Stamatis Angelinas, Chassis Engineer - Brake Actuation & Performance Planning, Bentley

Further facilitators to be announced...

Attendees will have the opportunity to join a number of thought-provoking roundtable discussions led by the presenters. Pre-registration will be available for the discussions, spaces for which will be limited and served on a first come, first served basis. Topics include:

  • What impact material changes have on pedal feel
  • Understanding the impact new software will have on brake engineers
  • How can root cause analysis be used to pre-empt NVH
  • Can you meet assigned deliverables on time and within budget
  • Preparing for hybridisation and environmental regulation in the future

16:45 - 17:00

Roundtable feedback

17:00 - 17:10

Chair's closing remarks