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International Forum Automotive Thermal Management 2018

  • Participating Companies at the International Forum Automotive Thermal Management 2018, Crewe, UK

     All companies that have already confirmed their participation at the International Forum Automotive Thermal Management 2018 in Crewe, UK as of November 6, 2018.

  • The Importance of a Good Suction Line

    The correct hose and pipe size connecting the main components in any mobile or transport air-conditioning system is important, however it is in the suction line where extreme care should be taken in the design and size, to ensure adequate flow of refrigerant is present in the system at all times. This bulletin will cover the main system features adversely affected by poor suction line performance caused by pressure drop due to incorrect pipe or hose size, excessive bends and turns or a fault in the line between the evaporator and compressor. 

  • Mercedes-Benz R&D N.America on Sources of Heat in Battery Cell

     An exclusive content from our US edition of the Automotive Thermal Management Forum 2018 is available for you to download! Our past speaker Tobias Glossmann, Senior Systems Engineer at Mercedes-Benz R&D introduced his latest project  on Sources of Heat in the Battery Cell. In his presentation, Mr. Glossmann explained why Battery chemistry and thermal management are closely related and discussed issues such as differences between air-cooling and liquid-cooling applications among others.

     
  • Daimler on thermal management of Li Ion batteries & Aston Martin on the development of the new Aston Martin Vantage!

    An exclusive interview from our speakers, Alfred Jeckel from Daimler who will present on the thermal management of Li Ion batteries: key to degradation and performance and Robert Timmis from Aston Martin Lagonda who will discuss the development of the new Aston Martin Vantage at the upcoming 5th International Forum Automotive Thermal Management on November 19-20, 2018 in Crewe, UK.

  • Valeo's thermal breakthroughs in automotive thermal management

    On behalf of Valeo, we are hereby pleased to offer you for free the full presentation on Valeo's latest breakthroughs in automotive thermal management, as presented at our 3rd and 4th International Forum for Automotive Thermal Management 2017 & 2018 in the UK and USA respectively. Internect Ltd. had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Kamel Azzouz as an advisory board member and speaker. For his presentation, Dr. Azzouz was granted our honorary “Best Speaker Award” for this presentation in the last edition of the Forum in the USA.

  • FSUE NAMI on Engineering of High Voltage Component Cooling System and Siemens on the Impact of AGS on Fuel Economy

    An exclusive interview from our speakers, Oleg Kharlamov from FSUE “NAMI” who will present on the engineering of high voltage component cooling system on example of UMP project and Benoit Honel from Siemens who will discuss about a smart combination of 1D and 3D CFD methods to address the impact of active grille shutters on vehicle fuel economy and underhood thermal management at the upcoming 5th International Forum Automotive Thermal Management on November 19-20, 2018 in Crewe, UK.

  • JLR on the Jaguar I-Pace Heat Flux Management System & Magna on Big Data & AI for forecast methodology

    An exclusive interview from our speakers, Nilabza Dutta and Chris Chatham from Jaguar Land Rover who will jointly present the Jaguar I-Pace Heat Flux Management System and Clemens Gamsjaeger from Magna Powertrain who will discuss the big data / artificial intelligence and future thermal management product portfolio – a match or mismatch at the upcoming 5th International Forum Automotive Thermal Management on November 19-20, 2018 in Crewe, UK.

  • JLR on BEV thermal energy management 1D simulation & Uni of Maryland on air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers advances

    An exclusive interview from our speakers, Michael Farley from Jaguar Land Rover who will present on BEV thermal energy management 1D simulation and Dr. Vikrant Aute from the University of Maryland College Park who will discuss the advances in air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers at the upcoming 5th International Forum Automotive Thermal Management on November 19-20, 2018 in Crewe, UK.

  • Participating Companies at the Automotive Thermal Management Forum Michigan 2018

    All companies that have already confirmed their participation at the International Forum Automotive Thermal Management 2018 in Michigan as of February 13, 2018.

  • Exclusive: Renault full presentation on MOBICUS Project

    On behalf of Renault, we are hereby pleased to offer you for free the full presentation on the French National collaborative project MOBICUS, as presented at our 3rd and 4th international Forum for Automotive Thermal Management 2017 & 2018 in the UK and USA respectively. As the market of Electric Vehicles is expanding year by year, the performance of lithium-ion batteries used as energy storage systems is fading. OEMs, now more than ever, seek for accurate, simple, fast and robust ageing models. 16 partners, aimed at developing durability strategies, based on models representing the ageing both in calendar and cycling modes. Internect Ltd. had the pleasure to welcome one of the leading experts on this project, Dr. Phillipe Gyan who introduced their work and findings with a presentation for which he was granted our honorary “Best Speaker Award”.

  • Automotive Thermal Management 2017: focus on thermal battery management and A/C and cooling systems energy saving

    On November 28 and 29 2017, the International Forum Automotive Thermal Management was organised by Internect Ltd. in Manchester. Over 70 representatives from car manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers got together to exchange information about the latest industry developments and trends regarding automotive thermal management. The main topics during the event were the latest technical developments in the field of thermal management systems and battery units, including the reduction of additional emissions through the use of air-conditioning systems!

  • EV and PHEV thermal design challenges

    From Electric Vehicles to Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles, automotive engineers face many challenges in their thermal management design. Even more so, as the Electric Vehicles’ market is expanding year by year, the performance of battery systems becomes an important target for OEMs. Our speaker, Dr. Daniel Huang from Ford Motor Company will discuss the thermal management challenges the EV, PHEV and autonomous vehicles are facing, as our speaker Dr. Philippe Gyan from Renault will address this issue and present the MOBICUS Project on battery ageing models and durability assessment with thermal management strategies. Further, our speaker Wilko Jansen from Jaguar Land Rover will present on the right level of model fidelity at the right time.

  • Vehicle fuel economy models and CFD design

    The development of cutting edge technologies for vehicle fuel economy improvement is a major focus area for automotive manufacturers. In parallel, CFD has been for years now a great influence as to the automotive design. CFD applications not only improve design but also reduce cost and cycle time. Our speaker Marcello Canova from The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research will present on integrating modelling, optimization and control with thermal management and waste heat recovery systems to maximize fuel economy gains. At the same time, our speaker, Takashi Takiguchi from Honda R&D Co., Ltd. will discuss the identification methodology by key coefficients from test results for ENG cooling using commercial CFD code.

  • Heat exchangers and new thermal management systems

     Heat exchangers play an important role in any space conditioning system to provide heating or cooling, as well as to reject or absorb heat from the environment. There are now new developments in miniaturizing heat exchangers which provide higher heat transfer and mitigate the environmental impact of AC systems. On the other hand battery-electric vehicles require new thermal management systems, which will bring new requirements to the thermal components and pose further challenges to automotive engineers. In the following interview, our speaker at the upcoming Automotive Thermal Management Forum in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Dr. Vikrant Aute from the University of Maryland provides us with a first overview of his presentation on Multi-Scale Analysis and Shape Optimization for Design of Novel Air-to-Refrigerant Heat Exchangers, while Dana Nicgorski from Robert Bosch LLC discusses the impacts of electrification on thermal management systems and components.

  • EV li-ion batteries design and performance

    When talking about Electric Vehicles, one main subject is the use of Li-Ion batteries, however not only its life expectancy but also its operation, safety and performance. Our speaker Taeyoung Han from General Motors will provide us with a first overview of his presentation on Criteria for li-ion battery thermal management. In parallel, our speaker Tobias Glossmann from Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center North America Inc. will discuss the Sources of heat in the battery cell.

     
  • Participating Companies at the Automotive Thermal Management Forum UK 2017

    All companies that have already confirmed their participation at the International Forum Automotive Thermal Management UK 2017 as of November 21, 2017.

  • Technical considerations when selecting R1234YF service lubricants

    The current European aftermarket is being serviced by a limited range of commercially available lubricants which are promoted as being suitable for R1234YF refrigerant based systems. Are these lubricants able to meet the chemical compatibility and miscibility requirements for long-term system operation when used in R1234YF systems?
    This article provides a thorough analysis on the subject.

  • Design of vehicle powertrain thermal management systems: Challenges and Solutions

    Vehicle powertrain thermal management system design is becoming more challenging for car manufacturers over the years as the number of components is increasing. OEMs address this issues in various ways: Our speaker Andy Jones from McLaren Automotive provides an analysis of powertrain cooling of high performance vehicles. In parallel, our speaker Fausto Di Sciullo from FCA Italy S.p.A. discusses a new approach to thermal management systems architecture design. In this exclusive interview, they provide us with a first overview of their presentations at the upcoming 3rd International Forum Automotive Thermal Management in Manchester, UK

  • CFD and simulations in automotive thermal management

    CFD has been for years now a great influence as to the automotive design. CFD applications not only improve design but also reduce cost and cycle time. Our speaker, Takashi Takiguchi from Honda R&D Co., Ltd. will discuss the identification methodology by key coefficients from test results for ENG cooling using commercial CFD code. At the same time, our speaker Wilko Jansen from Jaguar Land Rover will present on the right level of model fidelity at the right time. In this exclusive interview, they will provide us with a first overview of their presentations at the upcoming 3rd International Forum Automotive Thermal Management in Manchester, UK.

  • Electric Vehicles battery ageing models

    While the Electric Vehicles’ market is expanding year by year, the performance of battery systems becomes an important target for OEMs; our speaker, Dr. Philipp Gyan from Renault will address this issue and present the MOBICUS Project on battery ageing models and durability assessment with thermal management strategies; in parallel, our speaker, Thomas Holzer from Robert Bosch GmbH will provide the supplier’s perspective on the impacts of electrification on thermal management. In this exclusive interview, they will provide us with a first overview of their presentations at the upcoming 3rd International Forum Automotive Thermal Management in Manchester, UK.

  • Part recirculation and engine cooling performance

    While, our speaker, Filip Nielsen from Volvo Cars will present on part recirculation for cold climate conditions and how this can improve air cabin quality and reduce the energy use of the climate control system; in parallel, our speaker, Deniz Boyacı from Ford Otosan investigates the fan shroud geometry for engine cooling performance. In this exclusive interview, they will provide us with a first overview of their presentations at the upcoming 3rd International Forum Automotive Thermal Management in Manchester, UK.

  • Safe battery systems and their challenges

    Understanding the reasons for thermal runaway and providing safe battery systems used in vehicle powertrain play an important role in the automotive industry. As experiments are costly and timely, thermal runaway models are used. Our speaker at the upcoming Automotive Thermal Management Forum in Manchester, UK, Elisabeth Kolp from the Technical University of Munich, Institute of Electrical Energy Storage Technology will provide us with a first overview of her presentation on this topic. In parallel, our speaker Alfred Jeckel from Daimler will discuss the thermal challenges for electric drive batteries and the chemical background of the temperature influence on the cells.

  • Managing Temperature in Vehicles of The Future

    One of the biggest challenges of designing vehicles is to balance the thermal loads that the car encounters and generates to ensure both good system operation as well as user comfort. Honda are focusing on fuel cells to power the vehicle, Tesla, GM and BMW on thermal management systems that allow higher charging power ,reducing complexity and costs and Mercedes Benz are bringing their expertise to the new challenges posed by electric vehicles. While Jaguar Land Rover have moved away from using only the traditional climatic testing facilities, Porsche uses both computer aided heat management simulations and climatic wind tunnels to assure proper cooling function and Ford is looking at the impact of electrical systems on the design of the cabin climate comfort system. 

  • Mercedes-Benz and Valeo on EV/HEV thermal management

    When it comes to EVs/HEVs and PEVs, the thermal dynamics are changing and new challenges arise, since the number of components that require active thermal management increase. A main issue is also the thermal management of high voltage batteries and the increase in the autonomy of the EVs. Mr. Tobias Glossmann from Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America and Mr. Issiaka Traore from Valeo discuss these challenges and provide us with a first overview of their presentation.

  • MAC climate control systems and thermal management of infotainment and electrical systems

    Distributing heat around and through a car impacts the human occupants and can affect their comfort levels. Maximum Acceptable Concentration (MAC) climate control system tests are now being installed in General Motors vehicles to help meet customer comfort requirements. On the other hand, Jaguar Land Rover is working on the thermal management of the infotainment and electrical systems. Our speakers, Wilko Jansen from Jaguar Land Rover and Jeffrey Bozeman from General Motors share their insight in this exclusive interview.

  • Overview of Presentations at the Automotive Thermal Management Forum UK 2017

     

    Whether it comes to Bentley’s virtual drive cycle modelling for component lifetime thermal prediction or Daimler’s solutions for CO2 challenges for thermal management, engineers are working on efficiency while ensuring passenger comfort. While Ford works on deployment optimization techniques, Renault focuses on AC fuel consumption reduction on ICE vehicle and Valeo on the use of advanced phase change materials. One of Honda’s priorities is to effectively predict full vehicle cooling and heat resistance and the German Aerospace Center to ensure high-efficiency climate control systems for electric vehicles.Click on the link to download for free the summary of all the presentations from this year’s Automotive Thermal Management Forum, 10-11 May 2017 in Chester, UK!

  • Advancing Thermal Management Methods for Today

    Regardless of their design, vehicle engines have always had to dance a tightrope, balancing the need to heat some components for optimal operation, reject heat from those that require cool temps, and maintain yet other components at a comfortable middle ground. With the introduction of new propulsion technologies such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and full electric vehicles, the pressure to improve heat management has become even greater. If we are to transition away from conventional internal combustion engines and make our current fleet more efficient, thermal management will continue to be a major topic of research and discussion. The following are some of the most exciting projects in this area.

     

     

  • Waste heat recovery from long-haul trucks: model-based design, advanced control and tests on prototypes

     When it comes to waste heat recovery techniques, the Organic Rankine Cycle system seems the most promising one.  With regard to long-haul trucks, ORC systems should be installed on them in the early 2020. In the following interview, our speaker at the International Forum Automotive Thermal Management, Prof. Vincent Lemort, from the Thermodynamics Laboratory of the University of Liege, discusses with us the general aspects of waste heat recovery techniques in long-haul trucks and the work conducted on the design, simulation and experimentation of ORCs for the long-haul trucks.

  • Designing thermally safe battery packs for electric vehicle applications

     

    With regard to thermal runaway of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, the automotive industry seeks further to increase the battery pack safety through thermal abuse tests on real-life battery modules and battery packs; thus, providing essential input for thermal simulation models. Computational simulation contributes not only to shorter development time but also to cost savings. Further, in terms of safe operation of Li-ion batteries, desirable properties of safer cells would be a broader operating temperature range and less sensitivity to extreme temperatures. In the following interview, our speaker at the International Forum Automotive Thermal Management, Christian Huber from the Technical University of Munich discusses with us the general aspects of thermal safety for automotive batteries and simulation models for thermal runaway propagation.
  • Effective thermal simulation and waste-heat technologies at pre-development stage

    As the vehicle development process becomes highly complex, new challenges arise in Thermal management; on one hand, due to tight EU legislation measures on reducing the A/C fuel over consumption and the implementation of the MAC procedure on the other hand, waste heat needs to be dealt with in a more efficient way. Effective simulation methods to meet requirements in system design at a predevelopment stage has become mandatory. In this interview, our speakers Sylvain Brück from Renault, Wilko Jansen from Jaguar Land Rover and Adam Price from Bentley Motors address these issues in the following interview and provide us with a first overview of their presentations.

     

     

  • Thermal efficiency & adherence to environmental regulations: Challenges & solutions

                                 As the number of components in EV/HEV and PEV that require active thermal management increases, new challenges directly arise. When it comes to thermal efficiency and adherence to environmental regulations, the demands become stronger by the day. Recent Regulations added to European Union Directives strengthen the existing measures on greenhouse gas emissions, thus making imperative the charge minimization of refrigerant gas and the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants among others. In this interview, our speakers Alfred Jeckel and Jan Gärtner both from Daimler and Mounir Nasri from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Vehicle Concepts discuss these challenges and provide us with a first overview of their presentation.