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Revolutionizing Electric Mobility: Integrating Power, Efficiency, And Affordability In Whole Vehicle Design

Bob Galyen, rt. CTO CATL, Chairman Emeritus of NaatBaTT
  • System integration optimization issues at a whole vehicle level
  • What are the emerging design philosophies for different classes of B.E.V.?
  • How does this impact the design philosophy for the overall vehicle, including battery pack integration and thermal optimization?
  • How do you incorporate cost optimization into your whole vehicle design concept to reduce the price of the vehicle?
  • Battery pack integration/attachment, thermal optimization and multi-function component integration

Advancing Electric Vehicle Thermal Management: Unraveling Complexities Beyond Battery Boundaries

Cecile Pera PhD. Battery Electric Vehicle Expert, OROVEL Ltd
  • Explore the intricate realm beyond conventional Battery Thermal Management (BTM) constraints
  • Delve into the paramount role of safety as a primary driver, coupled with a comprehensive understanding of OEM concerns and requirements
  • This technical session will unravel the nuanced constraints behind Thermal Management, providing an in-depth review of diverse options available in the field
  • Gain insights into the intricate interplay between thermal management strategies and their impact on overall electric vehicle performance
  • Join us for an advanced exploration into the technical intricacies shaping the future of electric mobility

Maximizing Efficiency For An Electrifying Future: Unlock Performance In Your Battery System

Stuart Selwood, Corporate Business Development Manager – E-Mobility, SIKA
Unlock performance in battery system thermal management utilizing state of the art gap fillers and thermally conductive adhesives. Enable maximum performance whilst maintaining efficient manufacturing processes to drive down the costs of battery pack production. Reducing weight and improving efficiency whilst utilizing the latest materials to market in order to meet the demands of the latest adoptions in the BEV landscape. 
  • Design by nature – how the world we wish to protect inspires design
  • Thought experiment – How can we use nature to influence design in battery thermal management?
  • Materials – Finding the sweet-spot for thermal conductivity
  • Sustainability – How solutions can enable repair, reuse and recycling

Revolutionizing Heat Exchanger Design With Advanced Predictive Models And AI Optimization

Kosmas Kritikos, MBA, Commercial Director DACH, Neural Concept
  • Cutting-edge advancements in battery thermal management: The integration of predictive models based on 3D Deep Learning algorithms that provide real-time, accurate predictions from 3D CAD geometry, eliminating the need for time-consuming numerical simulations
  • Explore the capabilities of Deep Generative models, enabling the rapid generation of innovative design variations
  • Focus on fully automated optimization campaigns, harnessing predictive and generative capabilities to efficiently optimize geometries
  • Gain insights into a powerful and open platform designed for seamless integration into existing workflows, empowering OEMs to incorporate this transformative technology into their production processes
  • Highlighting the significance of recent algorithms rooted in Geometric Deep Learning, the session will showcase how these innovations streamline simulation chains
  • Spotlight the complexity of Heat Exchanger design and the challenges in making critical design decisions
  • Explore how AI accelerates design processes, enhances product performance, and shortens lead times, offering a competitive edge in battery thermal management. Join us for a punchy session that unveils the future of efficient and innovative heat exchange solutions

Connectors And Joining Solutions For Electric Vehicle Applications: Challenges And Innovations

Dr.-Ing. Fatih Bülbül, Head of Business Development Europe, EJOT 
Markus Duchardt, Vice President, EJOT 
The evolution of fasteners for electrical contact in battery joints is essential for enhancing performance, ensuring safety, extending battery life, optimizing energy efficiency, and keeping up with the rapid technological advancements in the electric vehicle industry. Staying at the forefront of fastener innovations is critical. This session addresses innovative fastening concepts and the evolution of technical precision parts in order to meet the increasing demands within the battery technology.
  • Strategies for optimizing electrical contact performance through advanced fastener technologies
  • Technical insights into addressing safety challenges posed by thermal and dynamic loads in battery joints
  • Understanding the correlation between evolved fasteners and extended battery lifespan
  • Practical approaches to boost energy efficiency through innovative fastener design
  • Screw head with integrated spring for improved clamp load retention under dynamic and thermal loads ensuring permanent electrical contact in joints
  • Numeric calculation of clamp load retention under operating conditions based on Finite Element Method
  • Insulated screw for high-functional, low-impedance screw connection to ensure permanent electrical connection even under the influence of high vibrations

Decoding Thermal Runaway: Interplay Of Testing And Modelling

Jonna Hynynen, Research Scientist, RISE
In battery system design, the effects of different cell test conditions must be understood. This is of utmost importance for the safety assessment and validation of computer models. 
This session will discuss the impact of cell test conditions, such as test atmosphere, thermal runaway triggering methods and state-of-charge. It will also deal with how to use the data for cost-efficient thermal propagation modelling.

The presentation will cover: 
  • Understanding various cell test conditions
  • The significance of a systematic approach
  • The importance of accurate data for the validation of models
  • A cost-efficient simulation model for thermal propagation
  • Why safety-critical testing is necessary to support modelling

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Enhancing Converter Power Density And Flexibility With Modular And Innovative Thermal Management Architecture

Greg Green, Director of Automotive Marketing, Vicor Corporation
  • Die Choices and Placement: Delve into the crucial decisions surrounding the choice and placement of silicon and silicon carbide dies on the substrate, examining their impact on performance and efficiency
  • Modularity and Specialized Manufacturing: Uncover the benefits of a modular approach in inverter and converter design, enabling flexibility in the number of packages and phases while streamlining specialized manufacturing techniques
  • Unique Thermal Management Architecture: Explore innovative thermal pathways and cooling system advancements that ensure optimal temperature control within these miniaturized components, enhancing reliability and performance
  • Building Block Approach: Understand how a building block approach facilitates seamless integration into both liquid and air-cooled system designs, offering adaptability and versatility
  • Gain insights into the definition and benefits of Power Stack in an improved converter design
  • Discover the advantages of modularity and flexibility in packaging and phase configurations

Revolutionizing Battery Cooling: Harnessing Laser Welding For Stronger, Lighter, And Sustainable Aluminum Cooling Plates

Adrian Serna, Business Development Specialist, AdvanTech International
  • Exploring the advantages of laser welding, such as enhancing strength, reducing weight, and cutting costs through the utilization of robust yet affordable materials
  • Placing a spotlight on sustainability, analyzing the environmental benefits, including a reduced CO2 footprint, achieved through this groundbreaking technology
  • Understanding the practical implications and potential market impact of laser-welded aluminum cooling plates in various industries
  • Forecasting the trajectory of this disruptive technology and its potential to reshape the landscape of battery cooling solutions

Optimizing Thermal Dynamics In eMobility: Multilayer Thermoplastic Tubes, Plastic Connectors, And Connectivity

Thomas Brendler, Leader New Energy Business Development, NORMA Group
Be immersed in the intricate details of advanced engineering and product innovation that propel the automotive industry forward. The focus will revolve around the evolution of thermal management systems, specifically honing in on the revolutionary capabilities of multilayer thermoplastic tubes, plastic connectors, clamps, and fluid systems. As the automotive sector accelerates into the age of electrification, these components emerge as integral players, pushing the boundaries of weight reduction, energy efficiency, and overall system performance for electric vehicles (EVs).
  • Advanced Material Science: Dive into the technical intricacies of the multilayer thermoplastic tubes and plastic connectors, showcasing the use of cutting-edge materials and engineering techniques
  • Weight Optimization Strategies: Explore the methodology behind achieving a 30% reduction in weight compared to conventional elastomer pipes, emphasizing the impact on energy consumption and extended EV range
  • Thermal Efficiency: Examine how these components contribute to maintaining optimal thermal conditions within the electric vehicle battery, ensuring peak performance under varying conditions
  • Precision Engineering: Analyze the intricate design and engineering precision of clamps, fluid systems, and connectors, unraveling their crucial role in establishing seamless connections across the EV architecture
  • Comprehensive Connectivity: Understand the technical nuances of complete connectivity solutions, encompassing clamps, fluid systems, and connectors, and their specific applications in ensuring efficient thermal management
  • System Integration: Explore how these components play a pivotal role in the integration of thermal management across critical EV components, including the electric motor, power electronics, charging technology, and the driver’s cabinet

Thermal Management Strategies For Faster Charging, Extended Range, And Propagation Prevention

Bret A. Trimmer, Applications Engineering Manager –Neograf Solutions
  • Explore the challenges and opportunities as we delve into cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and best practices to optimize thermal performance in EVs
  • Review the latest goals and best current methods for EV, ePlane, eVTOL, and Maritime battery thermal management
  • Examine the five factors that allow cells to charge quickly and discuss the single factor that pack designers can control
  • Unravel the secrets to maximizing driving range through innovative thermal management materials
  • Explore the four primary strategies battery pack manufacturers use to prevent Thermal Runaway and the impact of each on fast charging, cell performance, and cell lifetime
  • For applications where smaller-pack-size and lighter weights are essential, flexible graphite will be discussed as a direct substitute for aluminum

Making EV Batteries Safer With Innovative Thermal Management

Dr.-Ing Matthias Wissling, Global Vice President R&D Electrification & Engineered Components, Stanley Engineered Fastening
Behnam M. Gholamali, Development Engineer, Stanley Engineered Fastening
Bob Galyen highlights five critical challenges in Li-Ion batteries: Safety, performance, life-time, costs, and sustainability, all of which can be addressed by effective Thermal Management. Charging and discharging cycles cause volumetric changes, leading to swelling and contraction in batteries, particularly in prismatic cells. Discover a novel approach by integrating an innovative thermal barrier with a new swelling compensator. 
Through experimental investigation and numerical simulations, the research evaluates the effectiveness of this integration, showcasing a significant reduction in temperature gradients, thermal propagation risks, and pressure compensation. The findings present a cost-efficient and innovative solution for mitigating thermal propagation risk and battery cell swelling, contributing to the advancement of thermal and pressure management strategies in battery packs. Explore insights into optimizing the use of swelling compensators and thermal barriers for effective mitigation of thermal propagation risks.
  • Gain in-depth insights into cutting-edge battery thermal management solutions
  • Understand how these solutions can maximize EV safety and performance
  • Learn about the integration of innovative thermal barriers and swelling compensators
  • Discover advanced thermal and pressure management strategies for EV batteries from industry leaders in the field

Full-Size Laser Welded Leak-Tight Battery Cooling Plates – Technology, Cooling Plate Benefits And Series Applications

Oliver Quirin, Business and Industry Manager Mobility – Batterypack, TRUMPF 
Integration and simplification towards cell-pack design leads to cooling plates being an integral part of the battery pack.  Both trends lead to the need of larger cooling plates that challenges the current CAB brazing production technologies. 
  • Explore how laser beam shaping serves as an enabling technology in the context of leak-tight aluminum cooling plate welding
  • Investigate how laser-welded cooling plates contribute to meeting specific customer requests, particularly in terms of cyclic loads, burst pressure, and corrosion resistance
  • Discuss sustainability and cost benefits as laser welding reduces energy consumption, production footprint and material costs. Monomaterials allows the usage of recycled alloys and supports single-type separation
  • See who is already using the leak-tight laser welding technology for their series productions. Get a short overview which industry proven solutions are in use

Networking Lunch Break

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Advances In Multiphysics Battery Modeling And Simulation

Alberto Romero, Simulation Engineer, KREISEL Electric GmbH
In the quest for high-performance, durable, and safe batteries, understanding the intricate world of battery technology and its underlying physical processes is paramount. To tackle this challenge, the integration of multiphysics modeling software has emerged as a game-changer in the field. By enabling precise simulations of batteries, it empowers engineers to design with unprecedented accuracy and innovation.
  • Learn how to develop cell-level and pack-level models, tailor-made for various battery chemistries, providing a holistic view of battery behavior
  • Gain insights into simulating a plethora of aging mechanisms, allowing for in-depth degradation studies that pave the way for enhanced battery lifespans
  • Explore the ability to predict and analyze battery performance under diverse load cycles, including real-world drive cycles and hybrid pulse power characterization (HPPC), among others
  • Delve into the critical realm of thermal management and thermal safety, ensuring your batteries operate optimally while maintaining safety standards
  • Understand how to perform parameter estimation, a crucial step in characterizing battery cells and designing Battery Management Systems (BMS) with the utmost precision

Dissecting Secure And Affordable Automotive Connections Through Crimping Solutions

Amin Eltaif, Innovation Manager, HENN GmbH & Co KG
Explore the realm of secure and cost-effective automotive connections through an innovative crimping method. Dive into the nuances of connection security, material considerations, and affordability, observing how this approach, originating from a single source, is quietly influencing the landscape of automotive engineering.
  • Evaluation of traditional connection methods and their compromises
  • In-depth exploration of the crimping method
  • Integration of connection, crimping system, and parameters for unparalleled security
  • Economic advantages – affordability and elimination of additional fastening elements
  • Impacts on assembly and disassembly forces and overall system cost reduction

Driving Change: Next-Gen Bonding Techniques For Battery Cooling Plates Reducing Carbon Emissions

Jorge Curras Guede, Pre Development Engineer, MAHLE
This session is dedicated to unveiling a groundbreaking innovation in battery thermal management: adhesive-bonded cooling plates. Our focus is on showcasing the transformative benefits of this technology, emphasizing mechanical strength, internal cleanliness, weight reduction, and a reduced CO2 footprint. The discussion begins with a brief analysis of the forecasted market share distribution among battery cooling plate designs from today to 2030, highlighting our expertise in achieving optimal thermal management. 
The subsequent exploration of adhesive-bonding technology underscores its role in ensuring internal cleanliness, reducing overall weight, and contributing to a more sustainable battery production process. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of evolving market dynamics, our specialized expertise in battery cooling layout, and the multifaceted advantages provided by adhesive-bonded solutions.
  • Groundbreaking Innovation: Introducing adhesive-bonded cooling plates for revolutionary battery thermal management
  • Transformative Benefits: Highlighting mechanical strength, internal cleanliness, weight reduction, and reduced CO2 footprint
  • Market Insights: Analyzing forecasted market share distribution in battery cooling plate designs up to 2030
  • Expertise Showcase: Illustrating our proficiency in achieving optimal thermal management in battery systems

Driving Sustainability Through Circular Economy: Navigating Decarbonization In Next-Gen BEV Design

Valtteri Väisänen, Consultant, S&P Global
The automotive industry stands at the crossroads of sustainable development. Driven by regulatory requirements (the ELV directive, CBAM, battery mandate, etc.), greater sustainability is not just an environmental imperative but also a business opportunity. Circular economy stands out as a key element for decarbonization. Yet, vehicle value chains are by nature long and complex and the road to Net-Zero has its challenges. In this session, we will share what is circular economy, drivers for the circular transition, and the opportunities and challenges for the automotive industry.
  • Regulatory requirements are now catalysts for sustainability and business growth, intertwining environmental responsibility with economic viability in the automotive sector
  • This session demystifies circular economy principles, highlighting their transformative potential in achieving decarbonization goals through resource efficiency, recycling, and responsible production
  • Navigating towards Net-Zero emissions faces challenges inherent in the industry’s intricate value chains, demanding a nuanced approach to ensure a resilient and sustainable automotive ecosystem
  • Consumer demand, regulatory pressures, and internal sustainability goals are driving forces propelling the automotive industry toward circular economy practices
  • Summarizing key takeaways, the session concludes with a call to action for car manufacturers and battery engineers to actively participate in the circular economy transition, envisioning a sustainable and resilient future for the industry

New Process Solutions For Battery Systems Manufacturing

Wim Dexters, Sales Engineering Director, bdtronic, Americas
  • The manufacturing processes for batteries and where our technologies can be applied;
  • Challenges of dispensing thermal materials, volume shot sizes, etc.
  • The importance of surface pre-treatment in battery application 
  • Heat staking and the need to have good process control to achieve consistency and strong rivets

Tackling High-Voltage EV Battery Challenges With Adhesive Tape Innovations

Andrzej Paluch, Sales Manager of Poland, PPI ADHESIVE PRODUCTS GmbH
  • Explore the capabilities of electrical insulation tapes, offering outstanding and uniform dielectric strength, along with optional structural bond strength, catering to diverse cell-to-pack and cell-to-chassis designs
  • Delve into the versatility of flame retardant tapes, used for encapsulating and mounting fire protection materials like aerogels or mica, crucial for safeguarding high-voltage EV batteries
  • Gain insights into the rigorous test methods employed to validate the performance of these advanced adhesive tapes, ensuring they meet the stringent requirements of the EV battery industry
  • Learn about the application methods that enable high-throughput manufacturing, ensuring efficient and cost-effective integration of these adhesive tape solutions into EV battery production processes

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Navigating Multiphysics Simulation In Automotive Design – Driving Efficiency To Shape The Future

Philip Oberdorfer, Technical Manager, Comsol Multiphysics GmbH
Embark on a journey into the realm of cutting-edge simulation software, transforming the landscape of engineering, manufacturing, and scientific research. Tailored for car manufacturers and battery engineers, this presentation delves into the realm of fully coupled multiphysics and single-physics modeling, along with user-friendly tools for building simulation applications. Discover how to empower design teams, manufacturing departments, test labs, and collaborators to elevate their projects through simulation. Explore specialized modules for electromagnetics, structural mechanics, acoustics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and chemical engineering, seamlessly interfacing with CAD and third-party software. Uncover the potential to efficiently distribute simulation apps, ensuring a consistent modeling workflow across diverse applications.
Multiphysics Simulation Empowerment: Understand how fully coupled multiphysics and single-physics modeling features enhance simulation accuracy and efficiency.
Specialized Add-On Modules: Discuss how these modules facilitate detailed analysis and optimization of components crucial for electric vehicle (EV) and battery technologies.
User-Friendly Simulation Applications: Highlight the role of an application builder in empowering engineers to create customized simulation apps tailored to specific design and testing requirements.
Efficient Collaboration and Workflow: Discuss the distribution capabilities to share simulation apps with design teams, manufacturing departments, test labs, and collaborators.

Solid-State Batteries: Transforming Battery Thermal Management For Electric Vehicles

Moderator: TBC
Denis Pasero, Product Commercialisation Manager, Ilika
Julian Zahnow, Research Scientist for Solid-State Battery Materials, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production FFB
Join industry experts in a round table discussion as they explore the transformative impact of solid-state batteries on EV battery thermal management. As the demand for sustainable energy solutions intensifies, the session critically assesses the impact of SSB on overall system design, complexity, and cost at the vehicle level. The safety of hybrid/semi-solid systems and lithium metal systems is scrutinized, with a nuanced discussion on defining safety in this evolving landscape. Additionally, the panel investigates whether SSB enables new material combinations and performance metrics that can enhance energy, thermal stability, and safety, surpassing the limitations of traditional lithium-ion batteries.
  • Assessing the impact of Solid-State Batteries on overall system design, complexity, and cost at the vehicle level
  • Scrutinizing the safety aspects of hybrid/semi-solid systems and lithium metal systems, while delving into the evolving definition of safety in this context
  • Exploring the potential of SSB in enabling new material combinations and performance metrics, surpassing the capabilities of traditional Lithium-Ion Batteries

Thermal Propagation: CFD Simulation And Analytical Modelling

Koorosh Mohammadi, Research Scientist, Akkodis
Thermal propagation is a critical aspect of battery safety, wherein the overheating and subsequent chain reaction from a thermal runaway can lead to fires or explosions in neighboring cells. This risk is particularly significant in lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in electric vehicles.
To mitigate this danger, manufacturers are actively researching new battery designs to reduce thermal propagation and runaway risks. The presentation focuses on modeling thermal propagation in prismatic lithium-ion battery packs using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and analytical approaches. Understanding and controlling thermal propagation are essential for safer battery operation and pack design.
The presentation will cover:
  • CFD modelling of thermal propagation using the commercial software StarCCM+ and the associated difficulties
  • Analytical modelling of thermal propagation: the simplification and mathematical approach
  • Comparison of CFD results and analysis model

Empowering Change: The Impact Of Battery Passports

Karolin Langfeldt, Director of Technical Development, Circulor
This presentation delves into how Germany’s ‘Battery Passport’ is reshaping the landscape of EV supply chains, ensuring resilience and responsibility.
  • The emergence of a global standard for regulating battery materials and assets
  • Bringing the Battery Passport to life with dynamic data
  • The collaborative efforts of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) consortium
  • The significance of battery passports in addressing concerns related to labor practices, environmental impacts, and carbon intensity
  • Real-world examples of companies like Volvo Cars and Rock Tech Lithium benefiting from supply chain traceability

Innovation In XFC Battery Cells: Enhancing Thermal Performance And Charging Efficiency

Albert Vila, Director of Battery Development, Europe, StoreDot
This presentation explores innovative solutions for thermal challenges in rapid charging. Various paths are used to enhance battery cell thermal performance, including advancements in design and chemistry. Technology can reduce dependency on traditional Thermal Management Systems (TMS), offering efficient heat dissipation during extreme fast charging.
Collaboration across the EV ecosystem is essential for industry-wide standardization. Ongoing advancements and collaborative efforts aim to propose a practical path for resolving challenges and promoting broad EV adoption.
  • Addressing challenges in the charging experience and emphasizing the need for innovative solutions
  • Exploring practical paths to enhance battery cell thermal performance, including advancements in design and chemistry
  • Collaboration for Industry-Wide Standardization: Stressing the necessity of collaboration across the EV ecosystem, involving vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure providers, and battery technology innovators

Innovative Solutions For High Voltage Power Distribution And Busbar Protection

The intricate world of technical and commercial busbar protection needs within battery packs. We will explore the design constraints, safety requirements, and the increasing complexity of the manufacturing process. Beyond electrical performance, our focus will be on the emerging demands in ensuring safety and reliability.
  • Unpacking the multifaceted requirements in busbar protection
  • Navigating design constraints, safety mandates, and manufacturing intricacies
  • Why performance goes beyond electrical metrics
  • A side-by-side comparison of traditional and new approaches
  • Exploring the unique features and advantages of innovative solutions
  • The broader implications of innovative busbar protection solutions
  • Enhancing safety, reliability, and lifetime of battery packs
  • Achieving a sustainable and resilient EV ecosystem

Chairs Closing Remarks

Bob Galyen, rt. CTO CATL, Chairman Emeritus of NaatBaTT

All Attendee Evening Drinks Reception