21 August 2017

What Autonomous Driving Means for Thermal Management & EV Performance

On Line Web Seminar



This web seminar focuses on the potential impacts of upcoming autonomous driving features will have on the system design and performance of a plugin hybrid electric vehicle. We will explore these effects through system simulation with a model that can evaluate the impact of vehicle acceleration, battery power consumption, and driving range under different driving profiles.  

In addition, thermal subsystems will be specifically investigated including motor, transmission, and power inverter module cooling. From these thermal models, we will then be able to investigate design changes that may be required such as resizing of pumps or heat exchangers. Using system simulation enables these investigations and trade-off studies to be done early in the design process before any physical vehicles have been constructed for real world testing.


What You Will Learn

  • Understand influence of autonomous driving on standard drive cycles
  • Determine the effect on battery and motor heat loads
  • Analyze cooling system performance
  • Evaluate potential system design changes such as heat exchanger sizing
  • Quantify the effect design changes have on overall vehicle drive range


About the presenters Doug Kolak and Sudhi Uppuluri

Doug Kolak is the Flowmaster Technical Marketing Engineer for the Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor Graphics. He has been involved with the Flowmaster product line for more than eight years in varying capacities and with computer-aided engineering (CAE) for over eleven years. In his current role, Doug is actively involved with all aspects of the Flowmaster business including Sales, Marketing, and Development.


Sudhi Uppuluri is Principal Investigator at Computational Sciences Experts Group (CSEG). He has over 14 years of experience in the simulation industry. He worked as a consulting engineer and sales manager at Flowmaster USA for 8 years. He has various technical publications on related subjects in SAE and AIAA journals. Suhdi Uppuluri holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of business


Who Should Attend

  • Vehicle Thermal Management Engineers/Managers
  • Thermo Fluid Engineers/Managers
  • Automotive Engineers/Managers
  • System Engineers/Managers


Related Industries

  • Automotive and Transportation




Thursday the 28st of September 2017





12.00 PM - 12.45 PM