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International Forum Advanced Automotive Aerodynamics 2018

Conference Program

Forum Day Two/ Thursday, November 22, 2018

8.30 - 9:00

Registration with Coffee & Tea

9:00 - 9:10

Keynote Speech

Morning Session Chaired by:

Dr. Felix Wittmeier

Head of Department Model Scale Wind

Tunnel & Wind Tunnel Research

FKFS, Germany

 9:10 - 9:40
Simulating Rear Surface Soiling on SUVs - a Vehicle Development Process
  • Why it's important to consider rear surface soling as part of aerodynamic development
  • Where it fits in the process
  • Approaches to correlation
  • A case study based on a recent product development

Adrian Gaylard

Technical Specialist – Computational Aerodynamics

Jaguar Land Rover, UK

 9:40 - 10:20

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"

 10:20 -10:50

Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

10:50 - 11:20

 Aerodynamics Development of an LMP1 Car

  •  Development strategy
  • Concept phase and development
  • Development tools
  • Correlation

Damien Favre

Manager Aerodynamics Performance LMP1

Porsche AG, Germany

11:20 - 11:50

  Sponsor Aerodynamics of a Treaded, Rotating Tire with Ground Contact

  •  Description of an experimental setup from the literature to analyze tire aerodynamics
  • Introduction of a steady state approach to model rotation of a treaded tire with ground contact
  • Presentation of numerical and experimental tire drag areas and wake structures
  • Discussion of the flow structure differences between a slick and a treaded tire with ground contact

Peter Altmann

Application Specialist Vehicle Aerodynamics

Siemens Industry Software GmbH, Germany


11:50 - 12:20

Interactive Session –Team Debate with Q&As

Share your views in a lively debate with your team while solving a technical question.
12:20 -13:50 

Networking Lunch - Exhibition

13:50 - 14:00
Keynote Speech
Afternoon Session Chaired by:

Atsushi Ogawa

Head of Aerodynamics, Thermal Management and Acceleration Performance

Honda R&D Co. Ltd., Japan

14:00 - 14:30
Prediction Method of Snow Ingress Amount into an Air Intake Duct Employing LES and a Detailed Wall Behaviour Model
  •  A calculation method for flow around the snow generator with LES
  • Key factors to reproduce tracking properties of snow to fluctuating flow
  • Detailed modelling of restitution coefficient
  • Newly developed accumulation model for snow
Kunihiko Yoshitake
CFD Engineer
Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Japan
14:30 - 15:00
The use of Exhausts for Aerodynamic Gains in F1
  • Using exhausts to gain grip can bring big increases in performance
  • Exhaust flow driven changes in vehicle balance add challenges
  • Formula 1 teams have put their exhaust outlets “everywhere”
  • Improvements in mechanical balancing tools permitted extreme exhaust solutions
  • Rules have tried to “eliminate” exhaust effects
Prof. Willem Toet
Sales and Business Development Engineer
Sauber Aerodynamics Ltd., UK
15:00 - 15:30 
Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

15:30 - 15:40

Voting for the Best Automotive Aerodynamics Supplier Award & Award Ceremony 

15:40 - 15:50

Voting for the Best Speaker Award & Award Ceremony

15:50 - 16:00

Closing Remarks By the Organiser
Maria Nikolopoulou
Managing Director
Internect Ltd.


16:00 - 16:30

Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

Evening  Workshops: 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 C: (WLTP) Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedures & Aerodynamics Workshop D: Aerodynamics: Styling and Engineering Requirements, Challenges and Solutions

Christopher Collin

Development & Project Engineer in Aerodynamics/Aeroacoustics

Audi AG, Germany



Dr. Sanjay Kumarasamy

EGM – Global Aerodynamics Tools and Strategy

General Motors, USA