CVT in automotive applications
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- Use this unique global expert conference on the topic of CVT in vehicles to gain an overview of relevant current developments.
- Communicate with the leading industry experts from Asia, USA and Europe and expand your international network.
- Benefit from the extraordinarily high expert level of the conference talks.
The international VDI conference “CVT in automotive applications” is a unique global specialist conference that is dedicated solely to the topic of CVT in vehicles. Here, leading industry experts present the latest technical developments in the field of CVT. Learn about the approaches favoured in the Asian and American markets and find out why CVT is being discussed more intensely in terms of the electrification of powertrains.
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Development of New Torque Converter Lockup Control for New Generation of Infiniti QX50
Author: Yasuhiro Endo, JATCO Ltd, Atsugi, Japan
Enabler for a better efficiency
The VDI conference “CVT in automotive applications” will give you an overview of the current technical developments that can improve the opportunities of a CVT. The focus will be on the mechanical type of CVT as well all kind of electrified types. Discuss the following topics with leading representatives of OEMs and supplier companies:
- The future role of CVT for the next decade
- Influences of International Regulations
- Current technical design of an efficient CVT
- New actuation concepts to further improve efficiency
- Potentials for the optimization of the variator
- Tribology – Concepts for improving the coefficient of friction
- CVT in hybrid concepts P0 –P4
- Future concepts for eCVTs, IVTs and DH-CVTs
- Simulation and testing in the engineering process
- Alternative Continuous Variable Concepts for automotive applications
Program of the Conference
|14:00 - 17:00|
Plant Tour - Limited Places: separate registration required! Plant tour at Schaeffler in Bühl - Visit the production of pulley sets
Registration & welcome coffee
Welcome and opening address
Evolution of CVTs and Technologies realizing them - 20 years History of NISSAN CVTs and Future
Yoshikazu Ota, B.Sc., Development Manager, R&D, Powertrain and EV Advanced Engineering Department, co-author: Dr. Ryozo Hiraku, both Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan
CVT Challenges in the Electrification Age
Kiyonari Yamamoto, Vice President R&D, Jatco Ltd, Japan
Networking & coffee break
Global CO2 Regulation Outlook and its Impact on Powertrain and Electrification Opportunities
Vijay Subramanian, Director - EMEA Powertrain forecasting and CO2 Compliance, Automotive Department, IHS Markit, United Kingdom
Calibration Variations: Market depending Driving Stategies for CVT
Dipl.-Ing Ralph Fleuren, Product Manager, FEV Europe GmbH, Germany
GM‘s New CVT for Passenger Vehicle Applications
John R. Maten, M.Sc., Assistant Chief Engineer, Automatic Transmissions, GM Global Propulsion Systems - Retired, USA
Twin-Drive Oil Pump - Mechanisms to increase CVT Power Density in Automotive Applications
The Pushbelt, designed for Chang
Ir. Francis van der Sluis, Senior Expert, Advanced Engineering, co-author: Ir. Pim Spiekermann,both Bosch Transmission Technology B.V., The Netherlands
How the CVT Chain meets the Requirements of the future Market
Dipl. Ing. André Teubert, Development CVT / Senior Manager CVT Design, LuK GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Networking & coffee break
Contribution Ratio of compressive Forces on Rocker Pins for Chain Belt of continuously variable Transmission at Steady State
Shun Hattori, Department of Mechanical Engineering, co-authors: Professor Kazuya Okubo, Kiyotaka Obunai, Associate professor, all Doshisha University, Japan
CVT fluids developments: Past 20 years and Future
Dr. Yasuhiro Murakami, Senior Global OEM Relationship Manager, co-authors: Makoto Maeda, Prof. Yoshie Arakawa, Jatco LTD, Dr. Ramnath Iyer, all Afton Chemical Japan Corporation, Japan
Development of Chain type CVT Fluid
Toshiaki Iwai, Team Leader, Drive Train Lubricants Group, Lubricants Research Laboratory, co-author: Keiich Narita, PhD, both Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan
End of conference day one
Opening of conference day two
CVT close to a turning Point?
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Holger Ubben, Vice President Product Line CVT, LuK GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Dedicated Hybrid CVT Variator
Ing. Mattijs Tweehuysen, Project Manager, R & D, Engineering Transmission services, Bosch Transmission technology B.V., The Netherlands
Ford’s New HF45 Power-Split Transaxle
Gregory Gardner, Chief engineer of Transmission & Driveline Engineering, Ford Motor Company, USA
Networking & coffee break
Variable Drive EV: Comfort Solution for full electric Vehicles
Ingmar Hupkes, M.Sc., Project Leader, Engineering Transmissions, Bosch Transmission Technology B.V., The Netherlands
Chain CVT Highlights for new energy Vehicles
Dr. Christian Lauinger, Advanced Development CVT / Senior Manager, co-authors: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bernhard Walter, Dipl.-Ing. Emmanuel Simon, Marcel Adrian, M.Sc., all LuK GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Advanced Simulation Approach for dynamic Behavior of Chain Type CVT
Youngsu Lee, Senior Research Engineer, Engineering Analysis Technology Development Center, co-authors: Changhyun Kim, both JATCO Korea Engineering Corp., Dr. Chulho Lee, VirtualMotion, Inc,all: Korea
Smart Validation of a CVT Simulation Model
Dipl. Ing. Katharina Bause, Head of Research Department of Drive Systems, Clutches and Tribology Systems, co-authors: Dipl.-Ing. Sascha Ott, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Albert Albers, all IPEK - Institute of Product Engineering, KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Methodology of Pulley Surface Wear Prediction of Chain Type CV
Yuusaku Ishii, Hiroko Aoki, Shougo Ookawara, all Subaru Corporation, Japan
Conclusion & closing remarks
End of the conference
International panel of experts supporting with specialist skills
In order to offer the international CVT community a first-class information platform, an international panel of experts has been put together to support the program creation and, importantly, guarantee this event’s quality.
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Albert Albers, KIT
- Andreas Englisch, LuK
- Hong Jiang, Ford
- John R. Maten, General Motors
- Dr. Yasuhiro Murakami, Afton Chemical
- Shigeo Murata, Nissan
- Tatsuya Osone, Jatco
- Takashi Shibayama, Shin Nippon Tokki
- Han-Hein Spit, Bosch Transmission
Exclusive factory tour
As a participant, you can experience the production of CVT components live during a factory tour a tLuK, Bühl, Germany, and find out about the production steps in which the different components are created.
Who should take part?
The VDI conference “CVT in automotive applications” is aimed at experts and managers who deal with variable transmission in vehicles and work in the following areas:
- CVT development
- Powertrain research and development
- Transmission development
- Development of electrified and hybrid transmission
- Gearbox production
- Marketing and sales
Evening event included
You are cordially invited to attend a cosy get-together in Baden-Baden in the evening of the first day of the conference. In a relaxed atmosphere, you can exchange experience with colleagues and speakers, establish new international contacts and maintain your network.
Would you like to know what current developments in the field of CVT are relevant to your business, and benefit from the experience of leading international companies? Then book your ticket for the VDI specialist conference “CVT in automotive applications” now.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Albert Albers Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) IPEK-Institut für Produktentwicklung / Karlsruhe
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Andreas Englisch LuK GmbH & Co KG / Bühl
Hong Jiang Ford Motor Company / Dearborn
John R. Maten GM Global Propulsion Systems - Pontiac / Pontiac
Dr. Yasuhiro Murakami Afton Chemical Japan Corporation / Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku
Shigeo Murata Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. / Atsugi-shi Kanagawa
Tatsuya Osone JATCO Ltd. / Atsugi City Kanagawa
Takashi Shibayama SHIN NIPPON TOKKI CO. LTD Hamamatsu Technological Industrial Park / Hamamatsu-City
Han-Hein Spit Bosch Transmission Technology B.V. / Tilburg
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