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Day 1 - 13/11 Workshops (German Language)

Moderator

Reino Eskelinen
CEO
Reino Race Consulting GmbH (Co Ltd)
GERMANY

10:30

3D hydrogen fuel cells technology modeling: how to model extreme conditions and improve the design

Dr Carlo Locci
Global application specialist - powertrain
Siemens PLM
GERMANY
In this presentation, the newest methodologies to simulate the complexity of hydrogen fuel cells in 3D will be explored. In particular, water management inside the membrane and the gas diffusion layers will be addressed, with particular emphasis on the resulting temperature field. Geometry optimization techniques to improve temperature uniformity will also be introduced.

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00

Axial flux motors for high-performance hybrid and EV applications

Dr Michael Lampérth
CEO
Phi-Power AG
SWITZERLAND
Axial flux motor technology is known for its excellent power- and torque-to-weight ratio and has become a popular choice for racing applications. This presentation introduces the different axial motor topologies and reviews their benefits. Following this introduction, the presentation will focus on AF racing applications and look in detail at the use of axial flux technology for the hybridization of touring cars based on an aftermarket solution to hybridize Porsche cars. Within 45mm a 200Nm P2 hybrid module was designed, built and tested, resulting in 50% more peak torque over the engine speed range.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

'Chip tuning' to improve aerodynamic efficiency?

Prof Ralph Pütz
Chair and managing director
Landshut University / Belicon GmbH
GERMANY
The optimization of aerodynamic efficiency is – in addition to the running gear setup – key to improving lap times. For some time, ‘chip tuning’ has been claimed to be highly effective. Chip tuning is intended to change the material properties by introducing electrical energy into a material, thus generating periodic shifts of charges and changing dipoles. But does this really work? Measurements on wing profiles in the wind tunnel and on race cars during coast-down tests as well as race data acquisition during the race should provide clarity.

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30

Braking performance through innovation

Xabier Ugarte
Chief application engineer motorsport
TMD Performance GmbH
GERMANY
Depending on the route and the application, approximately 15-20% of the lap time is driven on the brakes. As this is an important performance factor in racing, each application needs an optimal, suitable friction pair to maximize braking efficiency. This presentation will look at the performance benefits of Pagid Racing brake products, which are the foundation of Pagid Racing's application-driven development approach. The presentation will also discuss additional technical services from Pagid Racing.

Day 2 - 14/11 Workshops (German Language)

Moderator

Reino Eskelinen
CEO
Reino Race Consulting GmbH (Co Ltd)
GERMANY

10:30

Solutions to improve lap time with race-winning simulation and testing

Gorka Arce Alonso
Senior simulation engineer racing
AVL Racing
AUSTRIA
In the current professional racing field with limited track testing, little available running time during the weekends and high competition, the challenge of winning is getting harder year after year. AVL Racing would like to introduce its solutions for maximizing the winning potential while the car concept is being prepared, then through the pre-season, before the race event and during the race weekend itself. All to help with the question: how can I make my car faster?

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00

Online measurement of valve plate temperatures in turbocharged gasoline race engines

Reino Eskelinen
CEO
Reino Race Consulting GmbH (Co Ltd)
GERMANY
The presentation describes a unique method to solve this measurement problem, including the kinds of results that were achieved and what was learned through some failures.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

AI and its application into motorsport

Dr Marc Hilbert
Team lead - machine learning in engineering and production
Volkswagen Group AG
GERMANY
We owe a lot of emotions to icons like Michael Schumacher and Walter Röhrl. This year, highly specialized racing machines will also inspire people and engineers. In the past, racing has proved to be a highly competitive development environment where the slightest progress has helped to win. Many of these developments have found their way into mass production, such as lightweight construction materials that reduce vehicle weight. But these are improvements to traditional vehicle development. Today, the automotive industry is asking another question: is motor racing a suitable test field for the new challenges, such as AI vehicle functions?

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30

Efficiency and emissions optimization of combustion engines by silicon coating

Stefan Bill
Director general
Rewitec GmbH
GERMANY
This review will discuss the development of innovative nano- and micro-particle-based surface treatments and the markets that these gear and engine applications have in the motorsport industry worldwide. Through applying the products, combustion engines, gearboxes and bearings can run better with reduced friction, lower temperature and great reliability and durability due to reduced abrasion and wear. In this presentation we will present the results of our scientific tests in cooperation with the universities of Giessen and Mannheim, along with some examples of the product application in technical systems.

Day 3 - 15/11 Workshops (German Language)

Moderator

Reino Eskelinen
CEO
Reino Race Consulting GmbH (Co Ltd)
GERMANY

10:30

Additive manufacturing in racing

Stefan Zoller
Technical consultant GSC
Stratasys GmbH
GERMANY
This session will look into the current trends and state-of-the-art in 3D printing (additive manufacturing) in the racing industry. We will investigate applications for everyone from the small race teams up to F1. Although most of the focus will be on how additive manufacturing can help you, we will also take a look at what we can expect in the future based on the current trends.

11:00

Metal additive manufacturing in high-performance applications

Konstantin Kappe
Project manager
Fraunhofer EMI
GERMANY
Additive manufacturing technologies are no longer only used for manufacturing prototypes and mock-ups but also to realize final parts. In particular, the possibility of manufacturing metal parts gives rise to high-performance applications across industries (space, aerospace, security and defense). Fraunhofer EMI is part of Europe’s biggest organization for applied research. With its in-depth knowledge of additive design and manufacturing, Fraunhofer EMI develops customized solutions for its industry partners. Within the presentation we will show the latest results of our research projects, including multidisciplinary topology optimization for satellite structures and lightweight design for the aerospace and automotive industries.

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00

Metal 3D printing leads the innovations in motorsport

Ralf Frohwerk
Global head of development
SLM Solutions Group AG
GERMANY
Metal 3D printing, based on the selective laser process (SLM), is already implemented successfully in powertrain as well in body chassis applications in motorsport and in luxury car programs. The high material performance of AM metal alloys is the basis for technical innovations in brake calipers, exhaust modules, turbochargers and heat exchangers. Increased knowledge of design for additive manufacturing is leading to lightweighted design and reduced assemblies and functional integration. The presentation will describe the new trends in metal AM technology with regard to productivity and quality. It will also present relevant AM automotive applications.

12:30

How 3D printing revolutionizes aerodynamic measurement technology

Katharina Kreitz
CEO and co-founder
Vectoflow GmbH
GERMANY
This presentation will discuss the chances, possibilities and challenges of 3D printing measurement devices as aerodynamic measurement technology.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

Intelligent starter batteries enhance safety in motorsport

Frederic Dietze
Managing director
LITE BLOX batteries
GERMANY
The presentation will demonstrate the tremendous potential in exchanging common 'stupid' heavy starter batteries (lead-acid) with state-of-the-art technology (lithium-ion) including intelligent battery management systems for extended field telemetry analysis and CANbus integration. Therefore, such a smart starter battery is able to monitor all peripheral electronic devices and can also immediately be shut down on any event (crash or crucial system failure) by the car's ECU. The presentation will also highlight case studies by various teams in professional motorsport series who are already using this technology (WEC, IMSA, GT, Formula 3, Formula E).
Please note: this conference program may be subject to change

Future show: Professional MotorSport World Expo, November 11, 12, 13, 2020, Hall 10.1, Cologne, Germany (provisional)