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Advanced Propulsion / Powertrain / Electrification 

Over 200 hours of technical content has been developed by session organizers for the powertrain/propulsion engineer or engineering manager. They have compiled experts from ICE, hybrid and full electric vehicles, to discuss critical challenges, development and case studies on technologies involved in driveline, engine boosting, fuel economy, fuel injection, IVT/CVT, new engine development, motor and power electronics, batteries, as well as fuel cells.

 WCX annually features over 80, multi-part sessions, over 3 days, related to propulsion technologies. We are seeking experts who will share their knowledge and experiences through the publication and presentation of a paper or oral only talk.  Abstracts are being accepted on the below topics that address critical pain points on which engineers are seeking solutions to help them solve day to day vehicle development issues.

Submission period:
June 1 - September 13, 2022

If your submission is selected by the SAE committee, you will share your technical paper and present your work at WCX 2023.

Topics of Interest

Engine Combustion

  • Combustion in Spark Ignition Engines
  • Basic SI Combustion Processes
  • Abnormal SI Combustion (Knock)
  • SI Combustion Ignition
  • Dilute SI Combustion
  • Abnormal SI Combustion (Preignition)
  • Combustion in Compression-Ignition Engines
  • Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition, HCCI
  • Partially Premixed Compression Ignition, PCCI
  • Dual Fuel Combustion
  • Combustion in Gaseous-Fueled Engines
  • Combustion Control and Optimization
  • Cold Start and Transient Emissions Control

Fuels and Lubricants

  • Fuel and Additive Effects on Engine Systems
  • Fuel Injection and Sprays
  • Alternative and Advanced Fuels
  • Automotive Gasoline Engine Lubricants
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Lubricants
  • Driveline Lubricants
  • Holistic Session on Fuel Consumption and Fuel Economy

General Powertrain Development

  • 0-D and 1-D Modeling and Numerics (Part 2 of 6)
  • Multi-Dimensional Engine Modeling
  • Control System Design, Calibration and Optimization
  • Engine Flows and Combustion Diagnostics
  • Powertrain Adaptation for Connectivity and Automation
  • High Efficiency IC Engines Concepts
  • Recent Developments in China and U.S. Propulsion Systems Technologies

Hybrid and Electric Powertrains

  • Advanced Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Powertrains
  • Advanced Fuel Cell Vehicle Applications
  • Advanced Battery Technologies
  • Electric Motor & Power Electronics
  • Controls for Hybrids and Electric Powertrains
  • Propulsion
  • Domain Controlled Architecture

New Engines and Components

  • New CI & SI Engines and Components
  • Engine Boosting Systems
  • CI & SI Power Cylinder Systems
  • Small Engine Technology
  • Powertrain Actuators and Sensors
  • Valvetrain, including VVA
  • Engine Block, Cylinder Heads, Oil & Water Pumps, Intake & Exhaust Systems

Transmissions and Drivelines

  • Transmission Systems/ Drive Unit
  • AWD/ 4WD/ Driveline Components
  • IVT/ CVT
  • Driveline Controls (Part 1 of 2)
  • Launch Devices
  • Driveline Components/ Subsystems
  • Driveline Modeling


If you do not see an applicable topic listed for your abstract, please contact Colette Wright to seek the proper location to submit your abstract.