Thermal Management Systems Symposium

October 15-17, 2019 │ Plymouth, MI

Technical Sessions

Thermal Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

(TMSS100)

The purpose of this session is to share experiences and lessons learned to advance the technology in the field of thermal management of electric and hybrid vehicle systems. This session covers both testing and simulation of hybrid and electric vehicle thermal systems.

Session Organizers:
Andrew Sutherland, TI Automotive
Bashar AbdulNour, Ford Motor Company
Christophe Petitjean, Valeo Thermal Systems
James Gebbie, Ford Motor Company

Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Thermal Management

(TMSS1000)

This session focuses on thermal management of autonomous vehicles.  It highlights the ever-developing needs of thermal management systems for autonomous vehicles as well as the existing and developing technologies used to address these needs.

Session Organizers:
Edward Gerges, Dana-Long Manufacturing
Sowmyalatha Jayaraman, General Motors
Vamshi Korivi, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center
Wilko Jansen, Jaguar & Land Rover

Vehicle Climate Control & Cabin Comfort

(TMSS200)

Climate control is a defining vehicle attribute often associated with brand image. Thermal performance and quality of climate control are both critical to customer satisfaction.  While the primary objective of a climate control system is to deliver thermal comfort and occupant safety with low energy consumption, there are strong design interactions with other vehicle systems.  Localized comfort, secondary fluids, air quality, controls, system sizing and HVAC consumer interface are just a few of the recent advances in this rapidly developing topic area.

Session Organizers:
Gursaran Mathur, Calsonic Kansei North America Inc.
Hector Cano, Bergstrom Inc.
James Gebbie, Ford Motor Company
Jason Lustbader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jeffrey Bozeman, General Motors
Kevin Laboe, FCA

Powertrain Thermal Systems and Energy Management

(TMSS300)

Thermal Management represents one of the key aspects of the vehicle development. It ensures that the temperatures in the underhood and underbody areas are in desired ranges, that thermal systems operate as designed, and that no component operation is at risk due to excessive temperatures. This session covers the design of thermal components and systems and their vehicle integration.

Session Organizers:
Alaa El-Sharkawy, FCA
Andrew Sutherland, TI Automotive
Gursaran Mathur, Calsonic Kansei North America Inc.
Leonid Tartakovsky, Technion Israel Inst of Technology
Ronald Semel, Ford Motor Company
Sowmyalatha Jayaraman, General Motors

Electronics Thermal Management

(TMSS400)

Legislation, Service Cost, Thermal Performance, Safe Vehicle Operation and Vehicle Fuel Economy are but several of the areas where the mobile air conditioning refrigerant selection impacts the customer experience. Topics of interest in this session include design guidance, valves to control flow, and refrigerant blends.

Session Organizers:
Jie Zeng, Denso
Timo Kuthada, FKFS
Wilko Jansen, Jaguar & Land Rover

Regulatory Topics

(TMSS600)

The purpose of this session is to provide an update on global regulations on vehicle thermal management and HVAC systems.

Session Organizers:
Ales Alajbegovic, Dassault Systemes
Jeffrey Bozeman, General Motors

Thermal Simulation/Analysis/Modeling

(TMSS700)

There is clear recognition that optimization of thermal systems (powertrain cooling, HVAC systems) has significant implications to Fuel economy of automobiles. The Thermal Simulation/Analysis/Modeling session will focus on application of simulation technologies to development and evaluation of new thermal systems. Presentations will focus on both 1D and 3D simulation tools as applied to steady and transient phenomenon.

Session Organizers:
Alaa El-Sharkawy, FCA
Ales Alajbegovic, Dassault Systemes
Bashar AbdulNour, Ford Motor Company
Sudhi Uppuluri, Computational Sciences Experts Group
Wilko Jansen, Jaguar & Land Rover

Thermal Systems for Commercial and Off-Road Vehicles

(TMSS800)

Heavy-duty on- and off-highway vehicles face unique thermal management challenges which can be very different from the thermal challenges in other transportation sectors.  This session focuses on topics and technologies specific to thermal management for these vehicles.

Session Organizers:
Hector Cano, Bergstrom Inc.
Jason Lustbader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Vamshi Korivi, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center

Waste Heat Recovery

(TMSS900)

Increases in energy cost combined with more stringent emissions standards has made the need to increase overall energy efficiency a critical part of the vehicle development process. The capture and reuse of waste energy is a way of improving overall energy efficiency. This session deals with methods for waste heat recovery and its use for improved energy efficiency.

Session Organizers:
Edward Gerges, Dana-Long Manufacturing
Kevin Laboe, FCA
Ron Semel, Ford Motor Company
Sudhi Uppuluri, Computational Sciencec Experts Group

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