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Thermal Lab™ – the Future of Thermal Management Test Systems

Presenter: DI Gerald Zotter, Senior Product Manager for Thermal Testbeds
Language: English
July 8, 2020 10:00 AM CEST   60 mins
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A smart Vehicle Thermal Management System (VTMS) is essential for the driving range as well as the safety and durability of all powertrain components like the battery, E-motor, inverter or fuel cell. Particularly for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), the range might be reduced by up to 50% by activating cabin heating or cooling and is therefore highly dependent on the thermal system. That’s why VTMS is becoming more and more in the focus of the automotive industry. A smart VTMS with features such as heat pumps, waste heat usage or predictive control, significantly increases the thermal comfort of the passenger, the battery and the entire powertrain but also protects the system from overheating while fast charging. However, such a complex system also requires a huge amount of testing and calibration time within the development process.

AVL’s Thermal Lab™ offers the possibility to frontload several vehicle tests from the road to the rig using a model-based Hardware in the Loop approach. The significant reduction of vehicle tests in wind tunnels and test tracks speeds up the development, reduces costs and might even safe one prototype generation. This novel testing methodology is based on high dynamic conditioning systems that act as the link between simulation models and the unit under test which is the powertrain cooling system, the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) as well as the thermal management control unit. This enables you to test the performance of your thermal system in different driving cycle, ensure proper functionality of all subsystems and even pre-calibrate your controller on the rig.

During this 60-minute webinar, the challenges of automotive thermal management development are shown and how much you can reduce your effort and costs as well as reduce the risk by using AVL’s Thermal Lab™.

date and duration
July 8, 2020 10:00 AM CEST
60 mins