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Total Vehicle Technology - Nov. 2002 - U.K.

January 15, 2002

Total Vehicle Technology 2002 - Call for Papers





Following a successful Total Vehicle Technology (TVT) Conference in 2001,


TVT 2002 will build on the achievements and again offer the opportunity to


cross "traditional technology boundaries" in vehicle design. The agenda


for presentation and discussion is focussed on what needs to be done to


increase the pace of innovation. The benefits of taking a broad view of


vehicle engineering were clearly appreciated at TVT 2001, and we hope to


expand the opportunities in 2002.





TVT 2002 is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers,


Automobile Division, Southern Centre and will take place on November 11 and


12, 2002 at the University of Sussex.





The announcement and call for papers is attached to this message. We look


forward to receiving the abstract of your paper.





Best regards


Richard Stobart.





______________________





Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Automobile Division Southern Centre





Total Vehicle Technology


How do we get the innovation back into vehicle design?





Conference


11th & 12th November 2002


University of Sussex





Early developments of passenger cars were fresh and radical and the


imagination of the buying public was firmly captured. Now, nearly a


century after cars were first offered to the general public we have settled


into a routine updating of a well-worn car concept. Cars are generally


acceptable but hardly inspired. From time to time there is a radical


proposal, often as a concept vehicle that only rarely becomes a saleable


car.





Technology advance often comes through the convergence of several


technologies, but car companies and their suppliers tend to be organized


along traditional engineering lines. Marketing functions tend to work with


what they have. If engineers cannot supply the radical then the public


will never know what’s possible. How can the mould be broken and radical


solutions emerge? How can we get back to the innovative atmosphere of


early car development?





The aim of the Total Vehicle Technology Conference is to take a vehicle


wide view of the design process, and to include the “joining technologies”


which are often neglected in conferences. Our aim is to create an


atmosphere in which fundamental question about how we do vehicle design can


be presented and discussed.





We would like to invite papers on subjects that will cut across traditional


boundaries as well as exploring the design issues in the major sub-systems


of the vehicle. Papers will review the state of the art or present new


results. Papers are therefore invited on the following themes








  • Crossing the boundaries



  • Control of hybrid vehicles



  • Power architectures and their control



  • Data communications



  • Car architectures



  • The use of statistical methods in vehicle development



  • Strategies for transport



  • Psychology, ergonomics and driveability



  • Vehicle dynamics – design and control



  • Use of materials in new roles – glass, aluminium, magnesium, plastics,


    ceramics, nano engineered materials



  • Energy transfer and storage






  • The design process



  • Models of design



  • Capturing requirements



  • Innovation processes



  • Concept cars



  • Using tools – CAE, QFD, FMEA



  • The software process and the car



  • Automating design






  • Propulsion



  • IC engines



  • Powertrain control



  • Fuel cell systems



  • Fuels technology



  • Lubrication systems



  • Thermal management



  • Using auxiliary power






  • Components



  • Bumpers and filler caps – innovation with the Cinderella components



  • Interiors and seating



  • Use of glass



  • Door design



  • Trim



  • Design of the engine compartment



  • Space allocation and layout



  • Using nano-technology in the car









Papers will be fully reviewed according to IMechE procedures and published


in a hardbound volume by Professional Engineering Publishing.





Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Automobile Division Southern Centre





Total Vehicle Technology


How do we get the innovation back into vehicle design?





Conference


11th & 12th November 2002


University of Sussex





Conference Activities


Paper presentation, discussion sessions, exhibition





Important Dates


  • Abstract Submission 30th March 2002



  • Invitation for full paper 15th April 2002



  • Submission of full Paper 30th June 2002



  • Response to referees’ comments 9th August 2002



  • Conference 11th and 12th November 2002






Costs


  • Delegate Fee 165



  • Author Fee: 150



  • Student Fee: 75



  • Accommodation, University of Sussex: 38 per night.






Contact


Prof Richard K Stobart


School of Engineering & IT, University Of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East


Sussex BN1 9QT, United Kingdom


Tel +44 (0)1273 872631 Fax +44 (0)1273 678399 Email r.k.stobart@sussex.ac.uk


www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/automotive


Submitted by: Matteo Calbucci

 
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