Emissions, Environment, Sustainability, Thermal Management Technical Sessions - Program - WCX™ World Congress Experience

Emissions, Environment, Sustainability, and Thermal Management Technical Sessions

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Session Descriptions

Thermal System Components
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 Modeling and Simulation
The Thermal Systems Modeling and Simulation session focusses on state of the art simulation technologies for modeling thermal systems and their application in the development and optimization of vehicle thermal management and fuel economy.  The papers in the session will range from empirical, 1D modeling methods to three dimensional CFD models as well as coupled methods.
Energy Efficiency of Thermal Systems
Proper thermal management can significantly contribute to overall system energy efficiency. This session highlights the latest developments in thermal management energy efficiency.
Climate Control
Climate control is a defining vehicle attribute and is associated with brand image. Thermal performance and quality of climate control are both critical to customer satisfaction.  The system has strong design interaction with other vehicle systems, while its primary objective is to deliver thermal comfort and occupant safety with low energy consumption. Localized Comfort, Secondary Fluids, Air Quality, Controls, System Sizing  and HVAC consumer interface are just a few of the recent advances.
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 topics covering both testing and simulation of hybrid and electric vehicle thermal systems.
Powertrain Thermal Management
This session considers thermal modeling (zero-D, 1D, 3D CFD) and experimental papers. Systems include combustion chamber heat transfer, lubrication, cooling, fuel delivery, EGR, transmission, engine intake system and the hot end of the exhaust system.  Components include pistons, cylinder head, block, ports, manifolds, fuel injectors, bearings, turbochargers, e-Motor, battery cooling etc.  Heat exchangers specific to the powertrain such as engine and transmission oil cooler, EGR cooler etc.
Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Thermal Management
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.
Exhaust Emissions Control- New Developments
Papers are invited on technology developments and the integration of these technologies into new emission control systems. Topics include the integration of various diesel particulate matter (PM) and diesel Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) reduction technologies plus analogous technologies for the growing population of direct injection gasoline engines. Novel developments in sensors and control systems will also be considered.
Exhaust Emission Control Systems
Multiple sub-sessions cover the following exhaust emissions control topics: System integration and durability, advances in catalyst substrates, advances in particulate filter substrates, advances in NOx reduction technology, and on-board measurement and control.
Emission Control Modeling
Papers are invited for engine exhaust aftertreatment system models, as well as their validation and application. Technologies covered include oxidation catalysts, hydrocarbon traps, diesel/gasoline particulate filters, lean NOx traps, selective catalytic reduction, ammonia oxidation catalysts, three-way catalysts, hybrid or combined catalysts, electrically assisted catalysts, urea-water solution spray dynamics, and mixture non-uniformity. Modeling aspects range from fundamental, 3-D models of individual components to system level simulation, optimization, and control.
Emissions Measurement and Testing
Sub-sessions cover emissions measuring techniques and testing regimes. This includes new analysis techniques and the novel application of existing techniques, the comparison of existing and proposed testing regimes with real world experience, including modeling.
Particle Emissions from Combustion Sources
This session covers the measurement, characterization, and formation/reduction mechanisms of particle emissions from internal combustion engines. This includes both spark ignited and compression ignition. Along with the stated topics, papers focused on the environmental and health effects of particulate matter and secondary organic aerosols are also invited.
Gaseous Engine Emissions
This session is seeking papers on transmission and driveline controls. This includes topics related to controls hardware (electronic, hydraulic, magnetic, pneumatic, etc.), controls software (concept, strategy, algorithm, optimization, and integration with the rest of the powertrain/vehicle controls), virtual/experimental methods and tools.
Sustainable Development for Automotive Industry
This session will focus on Life-cycle Analysis: Materials Production, Manufacturing, Use and End-of-Life; Circular Economy; Smart Manufacturing; Advances in Alternative Energy sources; Vehicle Electrification Strategies; and Corporate Programs