Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Thermal Management
This session focuses on thermal management of autonomous vehicles. Next to efficiency benefit due to autonomous controlled driving scenarios like platooning, autonomous vehicles require unique climate control solutions due to atypical occupant seating arrangements and also integration of coolant or refrigeration into the electronics and sensor cooling. This session highlights the ever-developing technologies in the above mentioned fields to address autonomous vehicle needs and the resulting thermal efficiency.
Next Generation Heat Pumps and Environmental Refrigerant Systems
The refrigerant system has become a year-round system for Electric Vehicle climate control. Thermal performance, integration, Life Cycle Climate Projection (LCCP,) and the quality of climate control systems are critical to customer satisfaction. Its primary objective is to deliver all season thermal comfort and occupant safety while delivering low energy consumption while integrating with coolant systems, electronic components, propulsion units, and batteries.
Thermal Simulation / Analysis / Modeling
The session will focus on the use of latest simulation technologies in the design and evaluation of new thermal systems and their control strategies. Contributions will focus on both 1D and 3D simulation tools as applied to steady and transient phenomenon.
Thermal Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
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 presents papers covering both testing and simulation of hybrid and electric vehicle thermal systems.
Electronics Thermal Management
Role of electronics thermal management is crucial for development of autonomous vehicles and for future vehicle powertrain technologies. The purpose of this session is to share novel technologies, lightweight & high efficiency thermal solutions, best practices and lessons learned in the field of electronics thermal management. This session presents papers covering circuit board and vehicle electronics design, testing, simulation and integration of electronics thermal management.
Powertrain Thermal Systems and Energy Management
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.
Thermal Systems for Fuel Cell Vehicles
The purpose of this session is to share experiences and lessons learned to advance the technology in the field of thermal management of fuel cell vehicle systems. This session presents papers covering both testing and simulation of fuel cell vehicle thermal system.
Vehicle Climate Control, Cabin Comfort, and Cabin Air Quality
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.