VTMS 14: dedicated to discussing the latest international developments in Vehicle Thermal Management Systems. The Institution's biennial conference will return in 2019 to discuss the latest international developments in vehicle thermal management systems.
The two-day programme will feature plenary sessions, breakout technical sessions, panel discussions, and a dedicated exhibition to bring you the latest product offerings from around the world, along with a great opportunity to network with the leaders in industry.
With the drive towards electrification the challenges involved in vehicle thermal management have never been so diverse. VTMS 14 will showcase the latest research and technological advances in heat transfer, energy management, thermal comfort and the efficient integration and control of all thermal systems within the vehicle.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR 2019 INCLUDE:
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India
Queen's University Belfast
Tata Motors Ltd
Toyota Europe SA
MAHLE Powertrain Ltd
Toyota Europe SA
Williams Advanced Engineering
Tata Motors Ltd
Siemens Industry Software
University of Nottingham
Ricardo UK Ltd
SAIC Motor Technical Centre
Thermal Management for Future Powertrains - Warwick Manufacturing Group
- Energy management for low and zero emission vehicles
- The importance of minimising parasitic losses
- Management of battery temperature for optimum range
- Impact of potential future battery chemistries
David Greenwood is Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems and Director of Energy at Warwick Manufacturing Group, The University of Warwick. His research spans batteries, electric motors, power electronics, and the integration and control of these for propulsion and energy applications.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ATTEND VTMS14?:
"Currently innovations happen at a very high rate… therefore it is essential to keep up to date. Conference presentations provide one source of information, informal discussions among colleagues can also be extremely inspiring and lead to new and important ideas."
Christian Rathberger, Senior Manager, Magna Powertrain
"To share knowledge and research, to push the industry forward as fast as we can to try and meet the ambitious but needed CO2 and particulate emissions regulations aimed at maintaining the health of the planet and its inhabitants"
Chris Hebert, Engineering Director, D2H
"To be able to learn about the new methodologies and practices in the field of vehicle thermal management."
Dig Vijay, Application Engineer - Thermal Management, Gamma Technologies
"In my opinion, VTMS is one of the leading international thermal management conferences on the topic, which comprises recent technological advances and developments from industrial applications as well, as academic research. The high standards of the presentations as well as the technological discussion within the networking breaks are very valuable to any researcher in the field."
Alexander Herzog, Technical Consultant, IAV GmbH
"As we collectively work towards making marginal gains, it is becoming increasingly important to have intra-disciplinary collaborations to find more optimal solutions."
Peter Connor, Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
"Understand what is being actively studied as well as providing the chance to discuss topics with people outside of their normal circle."
Mark Farrall, Business Engagement Manager, Siemens Engineering and Consulting
"The multi-disciplinary nature of the majority of the topics requires the expertise of engineers from all fields, the contribute of each one can therefore help to identify more optimised solutions."
Antonino La Rocca, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
TOPICS FOR 2019 INCLUDE:
Components for thermal management systems:
- Design and latest component developments
- Material and process developments for future requirements
- Trends and challenges for manufacturing
- New testing methodologies for heat exchange components
- Coolant and refrigerant trends
Powertrain thermal management:
- HEV and EV powertrain challenges
- IC engine thermal management and efficiency improvements
- Waste heat recovery and thermal energy storage
Vehicle thermal management:
- Cooling systems
- Thermal management for electrical systems
- Heating, air conditioning, thermal comfort and climate control
- Underhood heat transfer and air flow management
- Thermal systems control, analysis and integration
PAST DELEGATES INCLUDE:
Arconic Manufacturing UK Ltd
Atomic Weapons Establishment
AVL Powertrain UK Ltd
Bentley Motors Ltd
Changan UK R & D Centre Ltd
Continental Automotive GmbH
Emerald Automotive Design
Hitachi Rail Europe
J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
Jaguar Land Rover
Korens Company Ltd
Modine Europe GmbH
Nissan Motor Corporation
Ricardo UK Ltd
Schaeffler UK Ltd
Solvay Fluor GmbH
Technical Services (Uk) Ltd
Thermoelectric Conversion Systems Ltd
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS CONFERENCES
"Another excellent year at VTMS 13 - possibly the most technically rich conference in the field of Vehicle Thermal Management."
Sales & Engineering Director, Technical Services (UK) Ltd
"Interesting panels and well organized event, came home with new ideas and topics to discuss at our company"
Senior Researcher, Virtual Vehicle
"It's the premier UK event for vehicle thermal management!"
Technical Specialist, Changan UK R&D Centre Ltd
"A perfect opportunity to gain synergies with other OEMs facing the same battles to advance a forefront technology"
"An excellent opportunity to hear of thermal developments first hand, both simulations and manufacturing based. More importantly, this event gave me the chance to network with like-minded persons in different fields"
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
"A very good snapshot of the achievements and key challenges going forward in the automotive sector"
"Excellent event to meet with experts in the field of thermal management"
The IMechE have secured accommodation for the event at the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham, please visit the booking website for full details.