Day 2

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Registration and welcome coffee

08:30 AM - 08:40 AM Chairman’s opening

Innovative battery thermal management & testing methods

08:40 AM - 09:20 AM Advanced Battery Thermal Management for Battery Electric Vehicles

  • Present and future thermal management options
  • Advanced simulation tools
  • Increasing safety levels
  • Decreasing solutions’ costs

09:20 AM - 10:00 AM PCM integration into battery packs – adding safety and increasing efficiency

  • An overview on passive cooling via Phase Change Materials (PCM)
  • Case study for battery thermal management of an all-electric vehicle
  • Enhanced safety by passively preventing thermal runaway propagation

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Refreshment break and networking

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Thermal challenges of Li-Ion batteries for future electric powertrains

  • Thermal characteristics of Li-Ion battery
  • Fast charging
  • High energy density Li-Ion cells
  • New cooling methods

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM Methodologies for electrochemical and thermal characterization of Li-ion cells to improve thermal management and prevent thermal runaway

  • Combined electrochemical-thermal characterization techniques for cells: battery calorimetry, thermography
  • Influence of ageing phenomena on different modes of heat generation
  • Combination of experiments with multi-scale electric, electrochemical and thermal simulations
  • Using ther
  • mal and thermodynamic data in battery management systems

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Battery price development until 2025

  • Current state of the battery market for PHEV/ BEV
  • Outlook on cell technology road map
  • Deep dive in battery price development (Cell, Module, System)

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Networking luncheon

2:00 PM - 3:50 PM Mathematical modelling and simulation of the thermal behaviour of Li ion cells with respect to thermal runaway

Andreas Melcher, Researcher, Karlsruher Institut of Technology
  • Mathematical modelling of the thermal evolution of Li-ion cells
  • Implementation/Simulation
  • Classification of the thermal state of cells
  • Incorporation in battery management systems


Andreas Melcher

Karlsruher Institut of Technology

Optimized thermal management for E-motors (collocated with Advanced E-Motor Technology)

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM Novel concepts to enhance heat transfer to significantly raise system performance

  • Advanced approaches for optimized heat transfer
  • Technical requirements and challenges
  • Pushing the limits: Effective solutions for smart heat transfer

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM R&D in thermal management of e-motors

  • Data, analysis methods, and experimental techniques to improve and better understand thermal management of e-motors
  • New materials and parts designs for better passive thermal performance
  • Exploring possibilities of efficient heat transfer to compliment passengers comfort

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM Optimize design for cooling systems for e-motors

  • Understanding thermal processes through simulation of e-motors
  • Design for thermal efficiency and optimal heat transfer
  • Optimize working modes to achieve the best performance

5:50 PM - 6:30 PM Collocated technical round table discussions

Delegates will be sorted into two groups to facilitate a healthy and engaged discussion in a smaller group. After half an hour the delegates will swap round table and topic giving you the chance to participate in all discussions.

Table 1: Thermal management strategies for modern E-Motors in order to achieve the best performance

Table 2: Comparing practices of thermal simulation in order to understand the way to an ideal design

6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Closing remarks of the chairman and end of conference