Elevate Your Brand In 2021

Meet Senior Decision Makers From:


  • Automotive OEMs - Electric, Autonomous and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers in EV
  
  • Electrified Powertrain Systems and Component Suppliers
  • Thermal Systems and Related Component Manufacturers
  • High Voltage Systems and Power Semiconductor Suppliers
  • Testing and Crash Safety Engineering Services
 Lightweight Material Suppliers
  • EV CAE Software and Modeling Suppliers
  • Battery and Fuel Cell Manufacturers
  • Battery Management Systems Suppliers
  Components, Switchers, Controllers and Inverter Suppliers
  • Charging Infrastructure
  • Benchmarking Engineering Services Providers
  • National Laboratories and Government Technology Offices

With Following Job Titles:

  • CEO / Vice President / General Manager from EV OEMs

  • Chief Engineer - Battery Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
  • Chief Engineer, Electrified Propulsion Systems

  • Chief Engineer, Electrical Systems

  • Head, EV Engineering Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Electrification Technology
  • Head of Hybrid and EV Battery Systems

  • Chief Scientist, Energy and Systems
Head of Vehicle Architecture
  • Head of Systems and Control Engineering
  • Electrification Project Engineer
  • Head of Research, Materials and Manufacturing
  •  Group Product Director Hybrid and Electric Systems
  • Lead Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineering

  • Lead Engineer, Electrified Powertrains

  • Head of Body Structures / Body in White
  • Battery Electric Vehicle Global Lead Engineer
  • Global Battery Systems Engineering
  • Battery Research Engineer
    Technical Manager - Innovation Management
  • Innovation & Technology Development Manager
  • Chief Engineer & Technical Leader - Energy Storage & Systems

Tuesday February 16, 2021

OEM-led Strategies For Overall Vehicle Integration > Reducing Design, Iteration And Production Time > Skateboard Vs. Unibody - Impact On Battery Enclosures And Battery Integration > Optimal Materials For EV Battery Enclosures

07:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens. Login and familiarize yourself with the platform features and introduce yourself to other participants

08:30 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

Khaled Shahwan, Senior Technology Leader, Ford Chrysler Automobiles

OEM-LED APPROACHES TO KEY DECISION-MAKING: OPTIMIZING MATERIAL SELECTION AND REDUCING MANUFACTURING LEAD TIMES

KEYNOTE CHIEF ENGINEER  PANEL

CHANGING THE COST AND MANUFACTURING EQUATION THROUGH INCREASED DESIGN EFFICIENCIES, AND SMART APPROACHES TO MATERIAL AND PLATFORM SELECTION

The purpose of this panel is to understand why OEMs are making specific decisions on design approaches and material choices, and how it relates to their market sector. We'll look at the importance of flexibility in design, and how this translates to flexibility in manufacture - and how this differs between Unibody and Skateboard platforms. Finally, we will assess how all this translates into the final design to production process, and how this can be made more streamlined in order to shorten time-to-market and increase profitability and market share.

09:10Optimizing Key Decision-Making Processes: Evaluating Technical Benefits Of Different Platform Designs, And Speeding Up The R&D - Production Process

Mini Case Study 1 : Learn how to plan and implement effective whole vehicle & overall integration strategies for BEVs based on Unibody designs

Mini Case Study 2 : A case study building on the first by looking at the major differences and considerations in strategy when applied to a Skateboard design, and how this uniquely impacts the R&D-production process

Mini Case Study 3 : Strategies for Cutting Down Vehicle R&D Time, iteration of said design, and production

Shiv Sikand, Co-Founder and Executive VP, Drako Motors

Venkat Aitharaju, Senior Researcher - Polymer Composites, General Motors

09:40 Extended Q&A

OVERALL INTEGRATION CASE STUDY

10:00 Real World Case Study On Platform Selection And Design Processes For Overall Integration And Managing Component Costs

  • Exploring the the utility of a modular-based approach to vehicle manufacturing as a means of increasing efficiency of both supply chain and manufacture across platforms
  • How OEMs should approach the design of BEVs with reduced components in mind, and how this is impacted by platform selection
  • Weighing reduced cost and component counts against overall vehicle performance and other trade-offs
Ken Gould, E-Mobility Technical Systems Engineer, Porsche North America

10:30 Q&A

10:40 Morning Networking Break : During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

SKATEBOARD VS UNIBODY: INTEGRATING THE BATTERY INTO DIFFERENT DESIGNS TO ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE ENERGY DENSITY AND PERFORMANCE

ASSESSING BATTERY INTEGRATION CONSIDERATIONS AND METHODOLOGIES UNIQUE TO UNIBODY PLATFORMS

11:10 Assessing The Unique Approaches And Methodologies To Integrating Batteries Into A Unibody Platform

  • Unibody vehicles are the platform of choice for most traditional OEMs: to what degree to this influence industry thinking on battery integration
  • An overview of how OEMs approach battery integration into a Unibody, and how this differs from Skateboard designs
  • Evaluating how Unibody designs enable battery integration that promotes accessibility and serviceability

11:40 Q&A

APPROACHES TO BATTERY INTEGRATION ON SKATEBOARD DESIGNS

11:50 Integrating The Battery Into A Skateboard Design To Reduce Cost And Complexity And Increase Flexibility

  • How OEMs can approach the challenge of accessibility and servicing in a Skateboard platform, from design through to manufacture
  • Why the Skateboard design's approach to battery integration promote cost savings, and reduce complexity
  • How battery integration requirements for Skateboard designs impact decisions on manufacturing methods

12:20 Q&A

SKATEBOARD DESIGN CRASH AND IMPACT SAFETY CASE STUDY

12:30 Skateboard Designs As An Optimal Solution For The Protection Of Battery Enclosures From Side And Under-Vehicle Impacts

  • Advantages of the Skateboard design as a means of mitigating damage to the battery case from impacts to the front and side due to greater structural  robustness
  • Mitigating shocks and impacts to the underside of the vehicle from under-vehicle impacts travelling to the battery
  • Tests OEMs can implement to assess battery safety and improve the overall strength and performance of the enclosure

13:00 Q&A

13:10 Networking Lunch: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

HOW PLATFORM DESIGN DECISIONS IMPACT BATTERY ENCLOSURE CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS

CORE REQUIREMENTS AND OPTIMAL CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR BATTERY ENCLOSURES

14:10 Assessing The Decision-making Processes Unique To Unibody Platforms When Designing And Constructing Battery Enclosures

  • Encapsulating the core requirements of battery enclosure (Across vehicle types) for Unibody design vehicles
  • The importance of safety and crash-resistance in Unibody enclosures, and how this impacts decisions relating to material choices
  • Standardization, modularity and manufacturing methods for Unibody vehicle enclosures


14:40
Q&A

14:50 The Battery Enclosure As A Key Part Of The Vehicle Structure: How Skateboard Designs Can And Must Factor Structural Requirements Into Enclosure Design And Manufacture

  • The battery enclosure is an integral part of a Skateboard design's structure: with this in mind, how are OEMs are determining the core requirements of the enclosure's manufacture
  • Lightweighting vs. strength: challenges faced by any OEM in mitigating Lithium-Ion instability are magnified by the need to protect the enclosure of a Skateboard vehicle - how does this impact material choices
  • How these design and material choices impact manufacture methods at both low and high volume output


15:00
Q&A

BEV STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION CASE STUDY

15:10 BEV Structural Integration - An OEM-Led Case Study On Design, Engineering, Simulation and Methodology

  • Stepping back to look at BEV integration as a whole-picture: key factors in approaching this process
  • Real case-study analysis of specific approaches to integration from design, to engineering, to manufacture
  • Advances in simulation technology and its utility as a means of delivering improved integration results

Ahmed Ayoub, Senior Mechatronic Systems Engineer, Electra Mecanicca

15:40 Q&A

15:50 Afternoon break: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the BEV and wider automotive industry

IDENTIFYING THE NEED TO KNOW FACTORS AFFECTING BATTERY ENCLOSURE MATERIAL SELECTION AND JOINING METHODS, FROM STEEL TO CARBON FIBRE

FACTORS IN SELECTING AND JOINING ENCLOSURE MATERIALS INCLUDING ALUMINIUM, STEEL AND COMPOSITES

16:00 Understanding Factors Affecting The Materials And Design Techniques/Decisions Behind Different Battery Enclosures Types

  • Lightweighting and safety as the two key factors in battery enclosure material selection, and whether there are any other key factors impacting decision making (beyond cost)
  • Composite materials as a viable alternative to aluminium and steel
  • Advances in joining advanced materials, from adhesives to laser-welding

Huaxin Li, Technical Specialist: Materials & Welding, General Motors

16:30 Q&A

INTERACTIVE AUDIENCE Q&A: ALUMINIUM VS. STEEL AS THE OPTIMAL BATTERY ENCLOSURE MATERIAL

16:40 Weighing The Benefits Of Aluminium Versus Steel For Cost Vs Weight Efficient Battery Enclosures Across Multiple BEV Types Including Road Cars, High Performance Vehicles, And Trucks

This interactive session will open the floor up to our audience, as we consider the following questions:

  • How OEMs are approaching material requirements: will it always be a question of cost/strength/weight - and how are these factors prioritised?
  • Is aluminium an option for larger vehicles (e.g. trucks and commercial vehicles) or does its weight restrict it to automobiles?
  • Lightweighting methodologies for steel components - marrying strength with lower-weight
  • Cost effective approaches to working with aluminium to reduce costs and maximise weight-saving

17:10 Q&A

17:20 Chair's closing remarks and end of Day One

Agenda At A Glance

Key Technical Focus Areas:

  • OEM Strategies For Battery & Body Structure Integration
  • Evaluation Of Skateboard Vs Unibody Designs In Terms Of Systems Integration Efficiency, Cost, Range, Performance, Safety & Accessibility For Battery Servicing/Replacement
  • Optimal Multi-Material Selection For Battery Enclosures & B.E.V. Body Structures
  • Speeding Up Research, Development & Production Time To Improve Profitability
  • Determining The Impact Of New Battery Technology - Including All RawMaterials & Cells - On Whole Vehicle Design, Systems Integration,Total Lifecycle Performance, Price Per KW Hour And Servicing/Recycling
  • Modelling Total Lifecycle Performance & Understanding Servicing & Recycling Costs For The Battery Pack
  • Optimal Approaches For Thermal Management Of Battery & Vehicle
  • Overcoming Key Manufacturing Challenges Including Cost Effectively Integrating B.E.V. into I.C.E. Production
  • Practical Experiences On Whole Vehicle And Battery Integration, Plus Material Selection, Across Unibody And Skateboard Platforms

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