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2nd call for papers: Total Vehicle Technology

March 18, 2002

Total Vehicle Technology Conference 2002 - 2nd call for papers

Total Vehicle Technology

How do we get the innovation back into vehicle design?


11th & 12th November 2002

University of Sussex

This is the second call for papers for the Total Vehicle Technology (TVT)

Conference, to be held at the University of Sussex on 11th and 12th

November 2002 and organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers,

Automobile Division, Southern Centre. The list of co-sponsors now includes:

GM Fiat Powertrain

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Shoreham Services


University of Brighton

University of Sussex

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


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


IC engines

Powertrain control

Fuel cell systems

Fuels technology

Lubrication systems

Thermal management

Using auxiliary power


Bumpers and filler caps – innovation with the Cinderella components

Interiors and seating

Use of glass

Door design

Design of the engine compartment

Space allocation and layout

Using nano-technology in the car

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


Delegate Fee 165

Author Fee: 150

Student Fee: 75

Accommodation, University of Sussex: 38 per night.

Exhibitors 250 (with one complementary registration)


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


Submitted by: Matteo Calbucci

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