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DAY ONE - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Application Of Multi-Material Combinations For Next Generation Vehicle Architectures - EVs, Autonomous, ICEs 

07:30    Registration & Morning Refreshments

08.30    Chair's Welcome & Introduction

Benchmarking Technology & Material Selection Strategies On Cutting Cost And Reducing Weight Of Next-Generation Electric Vehicles

08:40    Keynote: Leveraging Materials Technology with Other Vehicle Technologies - Preparing for the EV and Autonomous Future  

Dr. Felix Wu F.SPIE, Supervisory Program Manager, Materials Technology R&D, Vehicle Technologies Office, Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy,

09:10    Question and Answer Session

KEYNOTE PANEL

09:20    Evaluating Industry Trends And Changing Regulatory Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Lightweight, High Strength Materials In Electric Vehicle Architectures And Body Structures

  • Implications of changing regulatory factors and usage patterns with electric, autonomous and advanced ICE vehicles for architecture and body structures
  • What changes in design guidelines and structural engineering criteria are involved for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) vs. Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEVs) and Plug-In Hybid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)?
  • Insights from tearing down and benchmarking the latest models  
  • Development of native vs. non-native platforms for EV
  • Use of a flexible modular platform to experiment with different types of EV and see what works, and what customers want to see
  • Evaluating and demonstrating the value of lightweighting for BEVs
  • Material selection and use of multi-materials
  • Addressing uncertainties in future mobility and vehicle propulsion systems
  • Lightweight innovations for tomorrow - potential impacts of real 'cradle to grave' CO2 emission considerations on materials

James Truskin, Technical Fellow, Body Advanced Architecture, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Kam Hosn, Co-Founder, Vice President of Partnerships, Rezvani Motors

Dr. Lei Shi, Executive Vice-General Manager International Business, Lightweight Technical Specialist, LVCHI

10:05    Question And Answer Session

MATERIAL SELECTION FOR NEW VEHICLE ARCHITECTURES
CASE STUDIES: SUV / CROSSOVER AND CITY CAR / SEDAN

10:15    Optimizing Lightweight Material Selection And Battery Configuration For  SUV / Crossover And City Car / Sedan EV Segments

  • Optimizing materials and vehicle architectures - innovating where it makes sense
  • Materials use strategies with a return to steel for mass market, lower cost SUVs vs. intensive aluminum use in higher priced, larger SUVs with greater range
  • Lightweighting considerations in the choice of battery and powertrain configuration
  • Strategy for integrating the battery into body in white - what are the design philosophies and materials used?
  • Delivering on customer needs in terms of interior space and vehicle performance
  • Importance vehicle handling dynamics

Kam Hosn, Co-Founder, Vice President of Partnerships, Rezvani Motors

10:40    Question and Answer Session

10:50    Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area

11:20    Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) - Emerging Industry Needs, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies And Technology Commercialization Str ategies

Dr. Alan Taub, Chief Technology Officer, Professor Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)

CASE STUDY: LUXURY HIGH RANGE / HIGH PERFORMANCE EV

11:50    Combining Advanced Materials And Platform Engineering Innovation For Luxury High Performance EV's

  • Combining advanced materials, platform engineering innovation and excellence in build quality
  • Increasing use of aluminum, honeycomb hybrid materials and carbon fiber in luxury EVs to maximize performance and durability
  • Integration of high energy battery with efficient powertrain
  • What are the strategies, design philosophies and materials used for integrating the battery into body in white?
  • Maximizing vehicle design freedom provided by a high performance multi-motor electric drivetrain
  • Aerodynamics integration with body structure design
  • Importance of vehicle mass distribution to ensure excellence in handling

Dr. Lei Shi, Executive Vice-General Manager International Business, Lightweight Technical Specialist, LVCHI

CASE STUDIES: ELECTRIFIED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND TRUCKS

12:15    Design Philosophies, Propulsion And Material Selection

  • Design philosophies and body structures for light commercial vehicles and pickup trucks
  • Trends towards greater use of aluminum and composites vs. steel to reduce operating costs and increase load carrying capacity
  • Cross functional interface weight optimization
  • Benefits of simplification and reduced weight
  • Strategy for integrating the battery into body in white - what are the design philosophies and materials used?
  • Emergence of sensor embedded composite structures
  • Maintaining equal or better durability and functionality even with lighter weight
  • Modularization and customization in body engineering

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Christian Eyholzer, Research Scientist, Body-in-White Bulk Material,Sika Automotive

13:00    Networking Lunch   

Choice Of Structures And Materials That Offer Better Performance To Meet  Stringent Safety Regulations For EV And Autonomous Vehicles  

14:00    IACMI Vehicle Technology Initiatives: R&D Projects, Trials, Testing And Validation Of Manufacturing Process Innovations

Dr. Raymond Boeman, Professor of Composite Materials & Manufacturing MSU / ORNL and Director, Vehicle Technology Area Scale-Up Facility, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

14:25    Question and Answer Session

PANEL: STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS FOR EV SAFETY

14:30    Optimization Of EV Architectures And Mixed-Material Structures For Safety And Durability

  • Understanding implications for body structure of the development of more critical crash testing and vehicle safety standards and testing including Euro NCAP and US NHTSA / IIHS
  • Evolving the full vehicle architecture and multi-material structures for safety
  • Understanding the behavior and energy absorption of high strength steel and aluminum materials under high crash loads and fatigue
  • Crash energy dissipation load paths an crumple zones within the vehicle structure
  • Optimizing material choices for safety - which to use more and which to use less
  • Emerging specific design issues for autonomous vehicle roof structures for rollover crash protection cases
  • What can be learned on safety from F1 and Formula E motorsport experiences with multi-material joining in structural applications under high loads?

Rebecca Tanguay, Safety Integration Responsible / Supervisor PHEVs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Dr. Lei Shi, Executive Vice-General Manager International Business, Lightweight Technical Specialist, LVCHI

15:10    Question and Answer Session

MATERIALS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

15:15    Impact Of Automated, Connected, Shared And Electric Vehicles (ACES) On Design, Materials And Manufacturing

  • Impacts of the demand for more electrification with autonomous vehicles - designing in enough space in the platform to install the large number of Electronic Control Units (ECUs) required to program a car that drives itself
  • The need for highly integrated design in accommodating autonomous vehicle sensors, radars, Lidar, cameras and implications for roof structure design
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements and implications for material choices
  • Integrated durability engineering to meet demanding fleet operation requirements
  • Specific considerations with vehicle dynamics and noise, vibration and hardness (NVH) for autonomous vehicle structures

Shashank Modi, Research Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology, Center for Automotive Research

15:45    Refreshments And Networking Break In Exhibition Area

Focus On Lightweighting In EVs And Autonomous Vehicles - Strategies For Battery, Powertrain, E-Motor And Chassis

BATTERY INTEGRATION

16:15    Effective Strategies Using Lightweight Materials To Integrate The Battery Pack Into Vehicle Body Structure With Enhanced Safety

  • Protecting the battery from the body in white
  • Designing and manufacturing lightweight and durable battery shelves providing stiffness and strength
  • Understanding the role for aluminum extrusions and applications for lighter battery structure containment
  • Potential for forming high-strength 3D structures from 2D materials to create an exoskeleton for a battery module
  • Ensuring full protection against intrusion into the battery to avoid fire hazard and thermal runaway

Kieron Salter, Managing Director, KW Special Projects

PANEL: SIMULATION AND MODELING FOR EV'S

16:35    Developing Advanced EV Body Structures With The Latest Simulation And Material Modeling Tools And Techniques

  • Enhancing development and optimization of multi-material EV architectures and body structures
  • Impact protection integration into the structure and multi-level containment for improved crashworthiness
  • Assessing safety aspects involving the positioning and structural shielding of the battery
  • Improving overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance

Edward Bernardon, Vice President, Strategic Automotive Initiatives, Siemens PLM Software

POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS LIGHTWEIGHTING

17:15    How Are The Changes In Powertrain With EV Affecting The Design, Choice Of Materials And Manufacturing Process?

  • Evaluating the potential for lightweighting for increasingly complex, integrated and electrified chassis systems
  • Developing lighter weight powertrains with multiple integrated motors
  • Trends toward more tightly integrated, lightweight chassis, powertrain and suspension systems

17:35    Future Vision: The Impact Of Autonomous Vehicles On Our Lives

  • How fast will the transition be?
  • Affordability, expansion and adaptability
  • Enabling a living Internet
  • Realization of the benefits

Edward Bernardon, Vice President, Strategic Automotive Initiatives, Siemens PLM Software

17:55    Question and Answer Session

18:05    Chair's Closing Remarks - Day 1

18:10    Evening Networking Drinks Reception For All Attendees - Sponsored by Rifast Systems

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Following global growth and expansion, GALM USA Detroit is returning with a brand new program on how to 'Implement Lightweighting Innovations & Optimize Multi-Material Architectures For EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Next Gen ICEVs.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
  • A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
  • Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions, BIWs and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions.
  • Unrivaled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and drinks reception that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials.
  • A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.

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