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International Forum Automotive Thermal Management 2018

Conference Program

Forum Day One/ Monday, November 19, 2018

 8:30 - 9:30

Registration with Coffee & Tea


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 9:30 - 9:40

Welcome & Opening Speech by the Organiser
Maria Nikolopoulou
Managing Director
Internect Ltd.
 9:40 - 9:50 
Keynote Speech
Morning Session Chaired by:

Wilko Jansen

Senior Technical Specialist TASE & AWCV

Jaguar Land Rover, UK

9:50 - 10:20 

Fuel Cell Vehicle Development at Honda
  • Vehicle fuel consumption regulation around the world
  • Fuel cell mechanism as a zero emission vehicle
  • FCV packaging technology and cooling system including heat exchanger layout
  • Air intake system and heat resistance after intercooler

Takashi Takiguchi

Chief Engineer of Cooling & Heat Resistance

Honda R&D Co. Ltd., Japan

10:20 - 11:00  

Interactive Session: Internéct at Speed
Introduce yourself to the other participants with the series of brief one to one meetings. Get to know the other participants and "break the ice"

11:00 - 11:30

Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

11:30 - 12:00 

Advances in Air-to-Refrigerant Heat Exchangers
  • Background for next generation of compact heat exchangers
  • Use of genetic algorithms, approximation and parameterized CFD for simultaneous shape and topology optimization
  • Additive manufacturing for fast prototyping and model validation
  • System level benefits of shape optimized evaporators and condensers
  • Outlook on conforming heat exchangers for automobiles of the future

Dr. Vikrant Aute

Associate Research Scientist

University of Maryland College Park, USA

12:00 - 12:30 

BEV Thermal Energy Management 1D Simulation

  • The importance of thermal energy management in real world EV range
  • Vehicle level high fidelity 1D modelling using multiple toolsets
  • Example of a battery electric vehicle co-simulation model
  • Sankey diagrams to visualize the energy flow through the vehicle systems

Michael Farley

Thermal Energy Management - Lead Engineer

Jaguar Land Rover, UK

12:30 - 13:50
Networking Lunch - Exhibition
13:50 - 14:00
Keynote Speech
Afternoon Session Chaired by:

Alfred Jeckel

Manager Battery Integration

Daimler AG, Germany

14:00 - 14:30 
Novel Thermal System with Modular Design and Multiple Functions
  • Thermal systems conventional architectures and design roles
  • Innovative Thermal system combining multiple functions

Dr. Kamel Azzouz

Head of Advanced Engineering

Valeo, France

14:30 - 15:00 

Big Data / Artificial Intelligence and Future Thermal Management Product Portfolio – A Match or Mismatch?
  • Forecast methodology for next 2 product life cycles
  • Thermal Management product portfolio
  • Propulsion Forecast
  • Simulation model

Clemens Gamsjaeger

Senior Manager, Vehicle Systems

Magna Powertrain, Austria

15:00 - 15:30

Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition
15:30 - 16:00

Interactive Session - Panel Discussion: Lowering manufacturing costs - increasing vehicle energy efficiency: Pro- and contra of available thermal management solutions

Chaired by the Scientific Committee:

  • Smart energy storage and waste heat recovery applications
  • Innovative cost-effective components for heat protection and low fuel consumption
  • Enablers for the design of cost-efficient thermal systems for EVs/PHEVs
  • Innovative concepts and technology trends in engine thermal management

Wilko Jansen

Jaguar Land Rover

Dr. Kamel Azzouz


Alfred Jeckel

Daimler AG

Takashi Takiguchi

Honda R&D Co. Ltd.

16:00 - 16:30

Reduced Cabin Thermal Model for Automotive Energy Optimization

  • Renault energetic synthesis simulation platform (GREEN)
  • Vehicle cabin thermal modelling
  • The Reduced Bond Graph model order reduction approach for cabin thermal models
  • Reduced model validation by using a design experiment
  • Application to thermal comfort control, driving cycles and HVAC sizing

  Youssef Hammadi

                                            Methods for Cabin Thermal Modelling Research Engineer

                                            Renault Group, France


16:30 - 17:00 

Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

17:00 - 18:30

Afternoon Workshops (only for registered participants!): Led by the Workshop leader, the aim of this session is to offer you the chance to interact with your peers, raise questions, share views and opinions in a targeted participant field. 

Workshop A: Trends in Automotive HVAC & Climate Control Systems

Workshop B: Battery Thermal Management

Youssef Hammadi

Methods for Cabin Thermal Modelling Research Engineer

Renault Group, France



Dr.Kamel Azzouz

Head of Advanced Engineering

Valeo, France

Dinner & Evening Event    
 Enjoy our evening get-together with your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere with live music entertainment, dinner and drinks