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International Forum Automotive Aerodynamics & Thermal Management 2019

Gain insight into case studies from leading international companies, join our round-table discussions, interactive sessions and evening workshops in this 2-day exclusive event for automotive Aerodynamics and Thermal Management experts.

Following topics will be covered:


Vehicle aerodynamics overview

▪ Current and future vehicle aerodynamic development
▪ Design and optimisation processes, evolution and innovation
▪ Aerodynamics and legislations
Vehicle aerodynamics performance and stability
▪ Drag reduction at early development stage
▪ Handling and stability
▪ Thermal and cooling efficiency
Active flow control systems
▪ Active flow control benefits and impacts on vehicle architecture
▪ Morphing structures
▪ “intelligent” vehicles
Vehicle track testing and measurement with “real-world” effects
▪ State of the art testing techniques and improvements
▪ Correlation methodologies
▪ Innovative testing techniques and interface with simulation tools
▪ Processes and methodologies to reduce development times
CFD methods and capabilities
▪ CFD role on aerodynamics car design
▪ CFD methods development and optimisation techniques
▪ Evolution of computational capabilities
Wind tunnel technologies
▪ State of the art wind tunnel facilities
 ▪ Advanced testing techniques
▪ Future facilities and methodologies
 Motorsport aerodynamics
▪ Motorsport aerodynamics development and impact of regulations
 ▪ Aerodynamic development transfer between motorsport and production industries
▪ Technologies and special characteristics
WLTP and aerodynamics
▪ Impact of WLTP on vehicle aerodynamic development
▪ Quantification of options impact
▪ Future CO2 compliance testing for aerodynamics solutions
Aesthetics and aerodynamics
▪ Challenges in aerodynamics between styling and engineering requirements
Cabriolet cabin comfort and environment
▪ Testing techniques
▪ Aerodynamics solutions
▪ Impact on interior design
Recent developments in truck aerodynamics
▪ CFD requirements for heavy vehicles
▪ Aerodynamic drag reduction potential in     commercial vehicles
▪ Current and future legislation
Aerodynamics of super-sportscars & F1 cars
▪ Testing techniques
▪ F1 technical regulations
▪ Car design and aerodynamics
▪ Wind tunnel testing and sporting regulations

 Automotive thermal management overview

▪ Current and future thermal management
▪ Design and optimization processes,
evolution and innovation
▪ Legislation/New regulations and approaches for Co2 reduction & environmental sustainability: challenges and solutions
Advanced HVAC and climate control solutions
▪ Thermal modelling, CFD approaches
and designs for HVAC systems
▪ Thermal comfort definitionand
holistic approaches in thermal management
Battery thermal management
for optimal performance and vehicle range
▪ Thermal characteristics and requirements
for high voltage batteries
▪ Thermal Energy recovery systems
▪ Challenges in interfaces between
battery drivetrain and cooling systems
▪ Battery thermal runaway mitigation
▪ Infotainment and
battery thermal management
High-efficiency climate control systems
with a heat and cold storage unit
for electric vehicles
▪ Alternative climate control systems
▪ Energy efficient HVAC
▪ Thermal modelling
and overall vehicle simulation
 ▪ Thermal storage technologies
 ▪ Thermal management for EVs
Full vehicle cooling and
heat resistance prediction
▪ CFD meshing requirements
for thermal prediction
▪ Engine cooling performance
▪Thermal phenomenon during soaking
Next generation, alternative, environmentally benign refrigerants
▪ System performance
and long term durability
▪ Legislation and environmental targets
▪ Leakage reduction
and cooling efficiency improvement
▪ Efficient condensers,
compressors and operating strategies
Advanced thermal management components and materials
▪ Composite phase change materials
and specifications
▪ Component durability and heat loads/ challenges and solutions
▪ Cost reduction of
thermal management components
▪ Functional requirements,
temperatures, pressures, durability targets
Electrified vehicle thermal management
▪ Electrified vehicle thermal management challenges
▪ Current thermal technologies
case studies
▪ Use of virtual tools for concept development
▪ Future fluids for EVs’ cooling systems
The future of thermal management
▪ New thermal challenges
▪ Simulation methods
to meet requirements in system design
▪ Thermal energy management considerations
for system design
▪ Thermal lifecycle analysis








Evening Workshops

Workshop A: Battery Thermal Management
Workshop B: Advanced CFD & Full Scale Aerodynamics Wind Tunnel Testing
Workshop C: Thermal Management for EVs & HEVs
Workshop D: (WLTP) Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedures & Aerodynamics
*Workshops A and B are running in parallel on the 19th of November 2019 and Workshops C and D are running in parallel on the 20th of November 2019. Our workshops are an excellent opportunity for networking and deep insight concerning the listed topics. Led by the workshop leader, the aim of this 1,5-hour session is to offer the participants the chance to interact with their peers, to raise questions and share views and opinions in a targeted participant field