South and Southeast Asia Brake Conference and Exhibition 2020

6th Annual
Sun 16th - Tue 18th February 2020



We are pleased to invite you to attend the 6th annual AsiaBrake Conference and Exhibition which will take place in the Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Thailand on Sunday 16th – Tuesday 18th February 2020.

This event is a gathering of leaders of thought, academics and stakeholders in the automobile industry from around the world who share a common interest in practical solutions for sustainable development in the friction and brake industry.

The event will focus exclusively on how manufacturers can continue to develop improved vehicular braking systems and technology to increase safety. We expect several sponsors from various automobile markets.

Invited Guest Speakers

5 Lectures from the most renowned names in friction industry

Prof. Philippe Dufrenoy

Key Role of Thermomechanics on the Friction Brakes Performance

Prof. Philippe Dufrenoy - University of Lille, France

Temperature is a major parameter in the braking system design, related to friction and wear performance and material integrity. However, temperature cannot be dissociated from the corresponding contact localizations induced by thermomechanics. Thermal dilatations inevitably lead to contact localizations closely related to wear and material transformation. Beyond the temperature, it is the knowledge of contact localization mechanisms that is major in understanding performance.

Recent improvements in numerical simulations and thermal instrumentation allow for better determination of contact localizations, both from the point of view of observation (experimental instrumentation) and prediction (thermomechanical modeling).

Examples of applications of these improvements will be presented concerning the reduction of wear by modifying thermal localizations; the improvement of the prediction of squeal thanks to the knowledge of these localizations; and the influence of these localizations on particle emission. These results show that a better consideration of thermomechanical mechanisms is instructive and a vector of performance improvements of braking systems.

He is Professor of Mechanics and Engineering at the University of Lille in France. He manages a research team of 15 people dedicated to tribology at the Laboratory of Multiscale and Multiphysics Mechanics (LaMcube – FRE CNRS 2016) and he is Director of a common lab with the MG-Valdunes company called SWIT’lab (Science for Wheelset Innovative Technology) dealing with the fatigue strength of railway rolling components. He has published more than 50 research papers in the field of fatigue of materials and structures and in the field of tribology, dedicated to frictional braking, wheel-rail contact and blade-casing interactions in turbojet. He performed more than 20 research contracts with manufacturers in transportation. He was co-founder of the EUROBRAKE conference in 2012 starting from the JEF conference in France and associating with other countries.

Prof. Peter Filip

On Formulation of Brake Friction Materials and Their Performance

Prof. Peter Filip - Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, USA

Brake friction materials are relevant part of friction brakes. These complex composites, typically consist of numerous constituents, which are combined to obtain the required performance. Their formulations are usually optimized with respect to the i) friction level and its stability, ii) wear, and iii) minimized susceptibility to “friction-related noise and vibration” during brake engagements, as well as iv) environmental aspects and v) costs

The most recent shift in transportation industry towards regenerative braking has certain effect on the required properties and formulation philosophy of friction materials.

A review of the most relevant polymer matrix composites, currently used in automotive industry, their relevant properties and selected testing scenarios will be followed by discussion of the most current trends reflecting the necessity to combine regenerative and friction brake applications.

Professor Filip works and teaches in the areas of friction science, nanotechnology, materials engineering, and biomaterials at several institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. He co-authored more than 500 scientific publications, graduated over 100 students, and performed research sponsored by 89 industrial partners and seven governmental agencies in US, Europe and Asia. He serves on numerous committees such as the ASTM and SAE International Standardization Committees, Eurobrake and SAE Brake Colloquium. Dr. Filip delivered 29 invited/keynote lectures and received numerous international awards. Currently he co-organizes and chairs materials sessions at SAE and Eurobrake meetings, International Forum on Sliding Friction and Vibration, and serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Wear of Materials Congress.

Prof. Ken Nakano

Physics of Stick-Slip: Impact of Friction Vector Rotation

Prof. Ken Nakano - Yokohama National University, Japan

Stick-slip is the typical self-exited vibration appearing in sliding systems, which is caused by the negative dependence of frictional force on slip velocity. Recently, it has been found that in an extended single-degree-of-freedom sliding system, the in-plane angular misalignment (referred to as the Yaw Angle Misalignment (YAM)) produces a considerable positive damping, and therefore provides a practical method to suppress stick-slip [see:]. This YAM effect, which needs no additional mechanical devices and no viscoelastic materials, has been confirmed experimentally and numerically. Besides, the YAM effect has been also confirmed in various types of sliding systems (e.g., an extended two-degree-of-freedom sliding system with in-plane anisotropy and in-plane asymmetry [see: K. Nakano et al., Facta Univ Ser Mech Eng, 17, 113-124 (2019)]), and some applications to mechanical devices have been examined. In this presentation, with experimental evidence obtained by a novel apparatus, it is shown that the YAM effect is originated from the friction vector rotation, which is invisible from the conventional point of view.

Prof. Ken Nakano is a full professor at Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences of Yokohama National University. He studied aeronautics and astronautics at University of Tokyo (1988-1997) and obtained his doctorate from University of Tokyo (1997). He worked at Department of Mechanical Engineering of Saitama University as an assistant professor (1997-2000). After working at Department of Mechanical Engineering of Yokohama National University as an associate professor (2000-2015), he obtained a full professorship at Yokohama National University (2015). His areas of interest include tribo-physics (e.g., multiscale and multiphysics of friction), tribo-dynamics (e.g., stabilization of tribosystems by breaking structural symmetry), and tribo-informatics (e.g., objective evaluation of tactile sensations). In 2015, from Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), he was awarded with the JSME Medal for Outstanding Paper on the friction-induced vibration.

Prof. Georg Ostermeyer

Brake Emissions

Prof. Georg Ostermeyer - Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

Emissions are becoming more and more the focus of public attention. If there have been problems about emissions for thousands of years, they are increasingly seen as a health problem, but also as a climate-changing element. Every day, new sources of particulate matter are found in our society. At first, we only looked at emissions from engines and minimised them. Now brake and tyre wear are also important sources of traffic emissions.

This lecture wants to show the way of traffic emissions into the environment locally and globally and in particular to trace the role of brake dust. The current state of research in Europe focuses on the measurement of brake dust as accurately as possible on highly upgraded brake test benches. There are also initial research approaches that aim to predict the generation of wear dust from boundary layer dynamics as well as investigations into how the wear dust reaches the environment.

The lecture presents recent results of wear-sensitive boundary layer dynamics of brake linings, novel highly complex city simulations as well as first results of multiscale swarm measurements. For the first time, real wear dust dynamics, in particular from braking in a city, can be simulated. These are essentially influenced by local weather events. The importance of such information is demonstrated by current traffic control systems and their often limited effectiveness in minimizing particulate pollution.

The lecture concludes with an overview of current measures regarding brake technology that change particulate matter exposure and records the as yet unresolved questions on the interaction with microplastics in the environment.

Prof. Georg Ostermeyer is professor and head of the Institute of Dynamics and Vibrations (IDS) at University of Braunschweig. He has about 30 years of experience in industry and University on friction and brakes and published more than 250 papers. He got several Awards, f.i. the Lloyd L. Withrow Award and the Dan Mahanna Achievement Award. He is member of the Steering Committee of eurobrake and of the Advisory Board of the SAE Brake Colloquium.

Prof. Ho Jang

The Triggering Mechanism of Brake Squeal and Vibration Focusing on the Effect of Surface Topography

Prof. Ho Jang - Korea University, Korea

A systematic approach to reduce the brake noise and vibration is introduced based on the fundamental understanding of the stick-slip produced at the sliding interface during brake applications. Various material properties, including stiffness and interfacial strength of the brake friction material, are considered to assess the noise propensity of brake friction materials. Particular attention is given to the topography of the sliding surface and its influence on the triggering energy of the brake noise and vibrations. The experimental evidence of the root cause for the brake pads with high noise propensity is substantiated by molecular dynamics simulations

He is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Korea University and a Director of the TriboMaterials Research Center (TMRC).

He has published more than 70 research papers on the friction and wear of brake friction materials and discs and performed more than 40 research contracts to improve brake performance of the vehicle for automotive manufacturers around the world, based on the fundamental understanding of the sliding friction and vibration.

In 2018, he was awarded the Dan Mahannah Achievement Award from SAE International for distinction and significant contributions to the brake and friction material industries.

Special panel discussion

"Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Trends in Asian Countries
and Europe: Implications for Foundation Brakes"

Mr. Yukihiro Shiomi


Mr. Yukihiro Shiomi

Toyota Japan

Prof. Ho Jang


Prof. Ho Jang

Korea University

Dr. Yossapong Laoonual


Dr. Yossapong Laoonual

Association of Thailand

Prof. Georg Ostermeyer


Prof. Georg Ostermeyer

Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany



Jim Lefflbine

Managing Director
Link Engineering Company, China

Contact Persons

For sponsorship and exhibition

Boonyawat Teeraprawatekul (Boon)

Acme International (Thailand) Ltd.

630 Onnuj 54, Onnuj, Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand.

Tel: +66 2 320 5200

Fax: +66 2 320 5208


For Technical Papers And Presentations

Meechai Sriwiboon

Compact International (1994) Co., Ltd.

36 Moo 4 Nongchumphon Khaoyoi Phetchaburi 76140 Thailand.

Tel: +66 32 447 661 Ext. 211

Fax: +66 32 795 046


For registration and event administration

Tantika Sirikittisup (Pam)

Acme International (Thailand) Ltd.

630 Onnuj 54, Onnuj, Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand.

Tel: +66 2 320 5200 Ext. 118

Fax: +66 2 320 5208