The Tutorials will take place at 10am on Monday 13 June 2016 and there is an additional charge of EUR 160. To register for one of these special Tutorials, please select the specific session when registering for EuroBrake.

Tutorial 1. Friction Material Formulations and Processing

The tutorial will go through the systematic process of formulating friction materials, from the fingerprint process for single raw materials to complex formulations.

The Friction materials DNA will be examined via a series of simplified model formulations starting with a 5 component mix followed by an 8 component stage and culminating in a customer ready formulation with 16 constituents.

The tutorial will describe the different steps of process of disc brake pads from mixing of raw materials, pressing, curing and scorching. Additionally the technology of backplate attachment will be covered.

The nomenclature used to classify functional groups of raw materials in the friction field will be explained and a set of testing results will be shown for all these formulations.

About the Tutors:

Marcus Morbach

Marcus Morbach is Director, Friction Material Development at the Braking division of Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
He finished his academic studies of chemistry in 1995. After that he joined the friction industry, being responsible for friction material engineering and industrialization. Since 2009 he is with Federal-Mogul.


Hans-Guenther Paul

Dr. Hans-Guenther Paul has over 35 years experience in the fields of raw materials for friction formulations, databases for formulating, testing on dynos and vehicles and production technology for friction materials.
He has held the positions of development chemist (formulator) and Head of R&D at Pagid GmbH before moving onto Textar GmbH and then to Ferodo /Federal Mogul Friction where he held the position of Head of R&D for 10 years. He is currently a consultant to Akebono Brakes.

Tutorial 2. Basics of Brakes and Brake NVH

The tutorial will cover the fundamental functions of brake systems such as stopping distance, brake force distribution and requirements on brake force, power and work.

Brake comfort and examples for unwanted noise and vibration will be considered from the customer requirements point of view whilst addressing the conflict of goals and the challenges involved in producing low sound power and high brake power.

Other main topics will include the mathematical description of oscillatory systems as well as excitation mechanisms, and will conclude with measures to avoid unwanted noise and vibration.

About the Tutor:

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Holger Marschner

Holger Marschner is a Professor of Automotive Engineering and Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (FRA-UAS).
After studying Mechanical Engineering at the Darmstadt University of Technology, he started working in 1996 at Continental Teves Frankfurt/Germany as a test engineer where he led the NVH department within the Hydraulic Brake Systems business unit for 15 years and in 2009, he was appointed Principal Technical Expert on NVH which allowed him to mentor on all issues around NVH in the Continental Automotive Group.

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Important dates

Tuesday 2 February 2016
Deadline for review-ready papers
Tuesday 5 April 2016
Deadline for final papers
Tuesday 19 April 2016
Deadline for upload of oral-only presentations, speaker biographies and final abstracts

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Diamond Sponsor

  • ITT

Platinum Sponsor

  • NUCAP Technologies

Gold Sponsors

  • Polytec GmbH
  • Link Europe GmbH
  • Federal Mogul
  • NOF Metal Coatings Europe S.A.
  • Horiba
  • CAME srl
  • Brembo

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Drinks Reception Sponsor

  • MAT Holdings Inc