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October 22 - 23, 2013 Kurhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany

5th International Symposium on Development Methodology

„Onto the next round“ – that could be the motto for the 5th International Symposium on Development Methodology where engineers and managers responsible for powertrain development will meet again for top-class discussions at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus.

We look back on two dynamic years in which all branches were characterized by intense development efforts. The expected diversification of propulsion systems is progressing and many new solutions would be impossible without efficient and reliable development methodology. Of particular interest will be news of progress made by the participants of the last Symposium – including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, GM, Honda, Magna, Mahindra, Porsche, VW, Continental, GETRAG, ZF, as well as well-known engineering companies and universities – including new technical topics.

The challenges continue to increase. On the one hand, they are driven by technology trends. For future powertrains, the pressure increases to meet CO2 targets without sacrificing market appeal, a scenario that will be exacerbated by the increasing concern over real-world driving emissions. Electric mobility is currently clouded with blissful ignorance. Soon we will see who can take the crucial step to bring robust and cost-effective solutions successfully into the market The strong differences in development methodology throughout the global market also deserve great attention. This has direct implications for the use of development methods, particularly in international development operations but also in the local organizations. At the upcoming conference we will ask which solutions to this topic can be expected. Robust products are in demand and a requirement for competitiveness. But how robust are the development methodologies themselves? Is the gap increasing between methodology innovation and what arrives at the organizations and their development processes?

Without doubt, more powerful tools and algorithms are developing. A lasting effect can only be achieved if they are integrated in robust and reliable development processes. Are creativity and standardization in conflict? One approach may be developing platforms that can address both aspects. Furthermore, the effective convergence of calculation, simulation and testing is a prerequisite for robust solutions. We are looking forward in anticipation to what concepts will be presented.

Ultimately everything must harmonize – the tools, the organization and especially the people who have to competently navigate in an increasingly demanding environment. Their enthusiasm must not be lost! In an increasingly automated and tool-based environment personal contact and flow of information takes on a particular importance – this applies doubly, given the exchanges planned for this symposium.

It is my pleasure to invite you to discuss solutions for development methodology in lovely Wiesbaden.


Conference Program 2013

Tuesday, 22th of October 2013

08:15 Welcome and Opening of the 5th International Symposium on Development Methodolog
Prof. H. List – AVL List GmbH
Session 1*:
Chairman: Prof. Helmut Eichlseder – Technische Universität Graz, Austria
08:30 With positive bite to business success
Prof. J. Weidner – Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW), Hamburg
09:00 Progression in Global Mobility – Development Methodology as a Solution for Sustainability?
Prof J. Hadler – APL, Landau
09:30 Consistent application of simulation models in hybrid powertrain development – From simulation to optimization to testbed
P. Manheller, Th. Rauner, Dr. L. Spiegel, Dr. T. Combé, Dr. P. Brodbeck – Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart
10:00 Development Methodology for electrical propulsion systems for two-wheelers
W. Mattes, Dr. A. Gordner, Dr. A. Friedrich, Th. Hengesbach, A. Sauter – BMW Motorrad, München
10:30 Coffe Break
11:00 Simulation and test methodologies for hybrid vehicles with predictive energy management
M. Kluin, H. Maschmeyer, Prof. Ch. Beidl – Institut für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen, TU Darmstadt
11:30 Automated Test Bench Behavior at Powertrain Testing
M. Schenk, H. Behrendt, Dr. W. Klos – Daimler AG, Stuttgart
C. Karthaus, Prof. B. Bertsche, Prof. H. Binz – Universität Stuttgart
12:00 Changing Calibration paradigm: Innovative ways to increase xCU calibration quality
Dr. N. Keuth, M. Kordon, Dr. J. Wurzenberger – AVL List GmbH, Graz, Austria
12:30 Lunch
Session 1.2*:
Chairman: Prof. Thomas Winsel – Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, Kempten
14:00 Following the curve without steering – Virtual cornering on the 4x2 chassis dyno
R. Hettel, Prof. A. Albers, Dr. M. Behrendt – Institut für Produktentwicklung am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe
Dr. T. Düser – AVL Zöllner GmbH, Bensheim
14:30 The Chassis Dynamometer as flexible tool in an open and integrated development platform
Dr. T. Düser, A. Balcombe, Th. Weck – AVL
15:00 Nonlinear observer design for state of charge estimation of lithium ion cells
Dr. Ch. Hametner, Prof. S. Jakubek – Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Dr. N. Keuth, Dr. A. Suljanovic – AVL List GmbH, Graz, Austria
15:30 Break
16:00 Advanced Measurement Methodologies for Torque Mapping as part of the Gasoline Engine Calibration Process
K. Shimojo, Dr. Y. Kitamura, M. Sato – Honda R&D Co. Ltd., Japan
M. Reumüller, R. Rojnik, M.-S. Vogels – AVL List GmbH, Graz, Austria
16:30 Implementation of quasi-stationary Measurement Procedures into the DoE-based Calibration Process of Heavy-Duty diesel Engines
D. Reichelt, W. Kuebler, Dr. W. Held – MAN Truck & Bus AG, Nürnberg
17:00 Model-Based Engine Calibration – A Challenge for Teaching
Prof. H. Ihme-Schramm – HAW, Hamburg
19:00 Welcome Cocktail followed by Dinner at „Marktgewölbe Wiesbaden“

Wednesday, 23th of October 2013

Session 2*:
Efficiency and Man
Chairman: Prof. Rolf Isermann – Technische Universität Darmstadt
09:00 Holistic Powertrain Development & Test Productivity Optimisation at Jaguar Land Rover
J. Houldcroft, T. Beattie, A. Neil, S. Ducker, J. Bristow – Jaguar Land Rover, Whitley, United Kingdom
R. Osborne, A. Balcombe, M. Wilkins, A. Ciriello, W. Graupner, A. Ney – AV
09:30 The Inhouse Engine Control System of GM – Scavenging as an exemple for Global Function Development and Calibration Methodology
Dr. M. Nebel, N. Oth, A. Merz, J. Bernards, Dr. K. Pochner – Adam Opel AG, Rüselsheim
10:00 New methods for efficient model based engine calibration
Dr. H. Klar, Dr. B. Klages, D. Gundel – Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
Dr. T. Kruse, T. Huber, Dr. H. Ulmer – ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Automation – the key for an efficiency increase in vehicle calibration
Dr. R. Beck, B. Kinoo – FEV GmbH, Aachen
M. Krause – RWTH Aachen
11:30 Trace-analysis methods for the intuitive and automated validation of control-unit software
Dr. M. Fruth, M. Zabelt, Dr. R. Deutschmann – tracetronic GmbH, Dresden
12:00 Virtual Validation of Powertrain-ECUs and Functions
M. Prebeck, J. Gohrbrandt – BMW Group, München
S. Bernst – ITK Engineering AG i.A. BMW München
12:30 Lunch
Session 2.2*
Efficiency and Man
Chairman: Prof. Günter Hohenberg – IVD Prof. Hohenberg GmbH, Graz, Austria
14:00 Using scaled complexity models for efficient vehicle thermal management of electric cars
Ch. Rathenberger, J. Hager, A. Lichtenstein – Magna Powertrain, Steyr, Austria
14:30 New methods and tools for OBD calibration
Dr. K. Steigerwald, R. Cerna, M. Riener, M. Kordon, B. Raser – AVL List GmbH, Graz, Austria
15:00 Maximizing Business Impact of Road-to-Lab-to-Math Methods Projects
C. Lash, Dr. U. Korde – General Motors Pontiac, USA
15:30 Closing Remarks
16:00 End of conference

October 22 - 23, 2013
Kurhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany