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International Forum Advanced Automotive Aerodynamics 2018

Conference Program

Forum Day One/ Wednesday, November 21, 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.
Keynote Speech
Morning Session Chaired by:

Dr. Antonia Terzi

Functional Manager Aerodynamics 

Bentely Motors Limited, UK


9:50 - 10:20

On the Correction of the Open Jet Interference in Automotive Wind Tunnels
  • Brief summary of the classical, potential flow based solid blockage correction for open jet wind tunnel
  • Presentation of CFD results for the effect of the open jet expansion on aerodynamic drag using the DrivAer reference model with different blockage ratios
  • Introduction of an extended, potential flow based correction method for the open jet expansion and automotive bodies
  • Comparison of the results from CFD with the classical and the new correction method

Chistopher Collin

Development & Project Engineer in Aerodynamics / Aeroacoustics

Audi AG, Germany

 10:20 - 10:30 

10:30 - 11:10
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"


Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

11:40 - 12:10

 Predictive Aerodynamics and Closing the Loop

  • Development tools and methods
  • Aerodynamic correlation to vehicle performance
  • Full-Scale wind tunnel options
  • Cross-attribute interaction
  • Data handling and analysis

Darren Coe

Aerodynamics Senior Manager

Aston Martin Lagonda, UK

 12:10 - 12:40

Aerodynamic Development of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak

  • CFD
  • Wind Tunnel
  • Correlation and mapping
  • Pikes peak

Hervé Dechipre


Volkswagen Motorsport, Germany

12:40 - 13:10

 Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Development at NTCE
  • Aerodynamic development
  • Aeroacoustic development
  • Simulation process
  • Challenges

Luca Brondolo

Section Manager (Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics)

Nissan Technical Centre Europe, UK

13:10 - 14:40
Networking Lunch - Exhibition
14:40 -14:50
Keynote Speech
Afternoon Session Chaired by:

Dr. Sanjay Kumarasamy

EGM – Global Aerodynamics Tools and Strategy

General Motors, USA

14:50 - 15:20
Sponsor How 3D Printing Revolutionizes the Aerodynamic Measurement Technology
  • Custom pressure probes for all on-track and wind tunnel applications in any location
  • Making flow data easy to use (1): Introducing the VectoDAQ Air Data System
  • Making flow data easy to use (2): ProCap flow vizualization with hand held probes
  • Chances, possibilities and challenges of 3D printing measurement devices

Katharina Kreitz

Managing Director

Vectoflow GmbH, Germany

 15:20 - 15:50

Aerodynamics and Overtaking in Formula 1
  • Aerodynamics is blamed for making it harder to overtake
  • Track evidence continues to show this is an issue
  • Past studies have shown that the situation can be improved
  • Present research will lead to further changes in the rules
  • Obtaining cooperation from the teams is notoriously difficult

Prof. Willem Toet

Sales and Business Development Engineer

Sauber Aerodynamics Ltd., UK

 15:50 - 16:20

Interactive Session - Panel Discussion: Lowering Manufacturing Costs while Optimizing Aerodynamic Performance - Pro - and Contra of Available Solutions and Tools

Chaired by the Scientific Committee:

  • Main challenges for OEMs and solutions they are looking for
  • Positive experiences and drawbacks of available CFD tools
  • Enablers and technology trends
  • Cost-efficient approaches for optimized aerodynamic performance


Dr. Antonia Terzi

Bentley Motors Limited

Atsushi Ogawa

Honda R&D Co. Ltd.

Adrian Gaylard

Jaguar Land Rover

Dr. Felix Wittmeier


16:20 - 16:30 Closing Remarks by the Organiser

16:30 - 17:00

Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

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: Advanced CFD & Wind Tunnel Testing Workshop B: Passive & Active Flow Control for Drag Reduction

Adrian Gaylard

Technical Specialist-Computational Aerodynamics

Jaguar Land Rover, UK



Atsushi Ogawa

Head of Aerodynamics, Thermal Management & Acceleration Performance

Honda R&D Co.,Ltd. Japan




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