Discover more about the topics and technologies to be discussed at this year's conference, via a series of exclusive interviews with a selection of our expert speakers


Speaker Interview: Guilherme Brunetto, Solvay
Solvay

Guilherme Brunetto, global application engineer at Solvay on the benefits of silica in non-tread parts.

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IOM3-accredited short courses enrolling fast
Tire Technology Expo 2019

No fewer than seven professional development courses are available to book at this year’s Tire Technology Expo and Conference, with content ranging from tire modeling and simulation and refresher courses focused on tire reinforcement, through to a more intensive study of the latest developments in tire engineering.

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Thirumal Alagu Palanichamy, IBNM, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Thirumal Alagu Palanichamy, doctoral researcher at IBNM, Leibniz Universität Hannover, explains how the University, in collaboration with Continental Tyres, has found a way to accurately simulate tire tread deformation with less computational power, thanks to the Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian steady-state relative kinematic framework.

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Speaker interview: Frédéric Biesse, Michelin
Michelin

Frédéric Biesse, tire performance analysis expert at Michelin, introduces the tire giant’s quest to learn more about the behaviour of worn tires – particularly in wet conditions. As it turns out, worn tires from different manufacturers vary greatly in performance, but predicting worn tire performance and communicating it to consumers and law makers can be a dark art.

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Speaker Interview: Neşe Kaynak, Yalova University and Brisa Bridgestone
Yalova University and Brisa Bridgestone

Neşe Kaynak, R&D engineer at Brisa Bridgestone and PhD student at Yalova University, introduces her research into an innovative filler system that combines traditional carbon black with an alumina silicate inorganic filler.

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Speaker Interview: Dr Kamyar Alavi, Nynas
Nynas

Dr Kamyar Alavi, senior technical advisor at Nynas, shares his insights on how bio-based oil plasticisers present a sustainable alternative to conventional, mineral tire oils, and talks about the challenges of introducing a new, more environmentally friendly material to complement a well-established one.

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Speaker interview: Jan Friederichs, Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) and RWTH Aachen University
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) and RWTH Aachen University

Jan Friederichs, research assistant and PhD student at the Institute for Automotive Engineering (IKA) and RWTH Aachen University, fills us in about his work on how dynamic tire footprints can help enhance and validate tire simulation.

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Speaker Interview: Chidambaram Subramanian, graduate research assistant at Virginia Tech and CenTiRe
Virginia Tech and CenTiRe

Chidambaram Subramanian, graduate research assistant at Virginia Tech and CenTiRe, talks about new research to integrate sensors into tires, thus creating ‘intelligent tires’. Because sensors such as those for wheel speed, light, rain and vision systems remain limited in their scope for sensing road conditions, intelligent tires could be a large step forward in safety, especially for ADAS and autonomous driving features.

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Speaker interview: Dr Joachim Bertrand, Behn Meyer Europe
Behn Meyer Europe

Dr Joachim Bertrand, director of marketing and sales for rubber at Behn Meyer Europe, talks about the company’s advances in linking epoxidised natural rubber with silica compounds, and why such combinations might finally offer a sustainable alternative to SSBR in tire compounds.

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Speaker interview: Enrico De Carolis, Emerson
Emerson

Enrico De Carolis, vice president of global technology, Emerson, discusses the company’s unique approach to machine safety, which enables reduced complexity in the design of redundant pneumatic safety circuits and improved tire manufacturing machine productivity.

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Speaker interview: Dr Anke Blume, University of Twente
University of Twente

Dr Anke Blume, professor of elastomer technology and engineering, and chair of the ETE department at the University of Twente, gives us a glimpse of a new concept for silica-polymer coupling that takes inspiration from hook-and-loop fasteners such as Velcro, ahead of her presentation at the forthcoming Tire Technology Expo 2019

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