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International Forum Automotive Aerodynamics & Thermal Management 2020

 Virtual Forum Day One / Thursday, 24 September 2020

(Note: The programme references UK time)

 8:00 am - 8:10 am
 Welcome & Opening Speech by the Organiser
 Maria Nikolopoulou
 Internect Forums Limited, Canada


8:10 am - 8:20 am

Keynote Speech

[Session Chaired by Alfred Jeckel]

 Alfred Jeckel
Manager Thermal Validation Li Ion Batteries
Daimler AG, Germany
8:20 am - 8:50 am
Snow Ingress Prediction Method for Air Intake Duct
•             Intake snow ingress causes engine power save
•             Snow accumulation prediction method by LES and discrete phase model
•             Flow pattern was measured by PIV
•             Snow particle behavior is predicted by flow calculation, tracking property and on the wall behavior
Takashi Takiguchi

Head of Aerodynamics, Thermal Management & Acceleration Performance
Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Japan
8:50 am - 9:20 am
New 5-Belt Rolling Road Aero-Acoustics Wind Tunnel at Honda R&D Automobile Center in Tochigi, Japan
•             Background of building yet another rolling road wind tunnel
•             Basic features and specification
o             Unique feature at Honda
•             Final acceptance data
•             Reference vehicles correlation between single belt wind tunnel
•             On-going correlation between track coast down
Shinsuke Nakamura
Assistant Chief Engineer
Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Japan
9:20 am - 09:50 am
The Effect of Wind Speed and Direction on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Passenger Cars
•             Basis aerodynamic characteristics
•             Effect of wind and vehicle speed and direction
•             Aerodynamic targets
•             Are conventional metrics adequate?
Jeff Howell
Visiting Professor
Loughborough University, UK



09:50 am - 10:20 am


10:20 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Speech
[Session Chaired by Adrian Gaylard]
Adrian Gaylard
Technical Specialist - Computational Aerodynamics
Jaguar Land Rover, UK


10:30 am - 11:00 am

2019/2020 F1 – The cars, the changes
·        For 2019 the FiA introduced some changes aimed at improving racing with the expectation downgraded to holding back the tide of worsening aero impact on following cars
·        Teams hit the tracks with aero packages already beyond 2018 performance levels despite the apparent restrictions – why and how?
·        Two different aerodynamic philosophies were followed – was there a “best” way? A small evolution of rules for 2020 was unlikely to cause major performance ripples but the cars do show some convergence of thinking
·        The 2020 rules will carry over into 2021 with the new generation of lower aero interaction cars delayed until at least 2022 – but budget caps do come in – how will that influence the teams?
Willem Toet
Professor & Senior Sales Manager
University of Bolton & Sauber Aerodynamics
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Battery Thermal Management: Retrospective and Futurespective Techniques
  • Battery thermal management market drivers
  • Technological constraints
  • Analysis of the improvement potential of battery performance
  • Future outlook
Dr. Kamel Azzouz
Head of Advanced Engineering
Valeo, France
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Integrating Physical and Numerical Simulation: Opportunities & Challenges
  • How should we balance the use of numerical and physical methods?
  • Reconciling differences: what happens when calculation and test disagree?
  • Coping with incommensurability: what happens when the same units of measure are not available in the physical and numerical worlds?

 Adrian Gaylard

 Technical Specialist - Computational Aerodynamics
Jaguar Land Rover
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Interactive Session/Panel Discussion
Chaired by our Scientific Committee:

Τ. Τakiguchi

K. Azzouz



A. Jeckel

Effective Coupling of Aerodynamics and Thermal Management in the Underhood
·        Whole vehicle development: Effective interaction of aerodynamics & thermal management
·        Addressing thermal demands of underbody components without compromising on aerodynamics
·        CFD as an enabler of underbody thermal management
·        Underhood aerodynamics challenges and effective temperature distribution at various road inclinations
·        Cooling air flow and the minimization of the proportion of the overall air resistance with aerodynamics & thermal development
·        Successful aerodynamic design for cooling of brakes and fluids
·        Size, position and design of cooling air intakes, air ducts and radiators to reduce wind resistance
12:45 pm - 12:50 pm
Closing Remarks by the Organisers & End of Virtual Forum Day 1
Maria Nikolopoulou
Internect Forums Limited, Canada