3 takeaways that made 2015 SAE TMSS worth it

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2015 SAE Thermal Management Symposium wrapped up few days ago to its highest attendance ever in Troy, MI. I presented a joint work we did with Ricardo titled “Cold-ambient Warm-up Predictions and Improvements Using a 1D Computational Model”. (email me for the pdf if interested) In addition, these are the three takeaways from the conference that made my visit really … Read More

Upcoming Webinar: Vehicle Level Modeling of Fuel Economy and Emissions

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00) Duration: 1 hour Description: The webinar will cover the prediction of fuel-economy and emissions using a hybrid backward-facing vehicle level model developed in Simulink. The webinar will cover the modeling approach and the effect of various Tier 1 components such as transmission efficiency, final drive ratio, wheel size and engine accessory … Read More

3 interesting numbers from VTMS 12

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I just returned from VTMS 12 in Nottingham. In addition to the paper that CSEG delivered, there were many interesting papers focusing on Waste Heat Recovery, thermal management concepts enabling faster warm-up for higher fuel economy and development of computational methodologies to enable optimization of an increasing complex system – many of them similar to those being pursued by the … Read More

2015 Detroit Auto Show – A geek’s notes

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Here are my notes from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Before I visited, there was a lot of news of the trucks and the supercars being the center of this year’s show. Being a geek at heart and the fact that the trucks and supercars do not excite me as much, I went looking for vehicles that push the boundaries … Read More

3 key take aways from the 2014 SAE Thermal Management conference

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Just returned from a fantastic conference in Denver Colorado, the 2014 SAE Thermal Management Systems Symposium, which this year had the highest attendance ever with increasing participation from European (Renault, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW etc) and Asian OEMs (Honda, Hyundai etc). There were a lot of interesting presentations and concepts explored on recovering waste heat and efficient energy management in … Read More

3 interesting takeaways from 2014 SAE World Congress

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A very interesting panel discussion and handful of papers made the conference worth attending. Here are 3 interesting things I took away from the conference, all of them surprisingly non-technical. China is the biggest growth market BY FAR – This was discussed in the panel discussion on Powertrain innovation with Bob Fascetti from Ford, Bob Lee from Chrysler and Steve … Read More

3 surprising takeaways from 2014 Hybrid vehicle conference

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I recently attended the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conference in beautiful San Diego, organized by SAE. All of the major players were present and the sessions were interesting. Hybridization has caught some serious traction now and the numbers show. There are now 14 million vehicles sold with some form of electrification and 535 models in the market that produce more than … Read More