Agenda Day 1

Morning Session

8:20 am - 8:50 am Registration and Welcome Coffee


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Olivier Raynauld

Manager Global Technology and Business Development
BWI Group

Listen to an OEM and T1 give their perspective on the current challenges and opportunities facing the suspension industry. Each presentation will last 10 minutes followed at the end by a 10 minute Q&A session.
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Ralf Leiter

Expert Advanced Suspension Systems
Mando Corporation

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Dr. Theo Küppers

Supervisor Pack Optimization
Ford-Werke GmbH

9:30 am - 10:10 am Review of the China Market Outlook

Ed Knoy - Company Owner, Knoy-Consulting
  • What the key drivers in this market are
  • How it differs from the European and North American markets
  • How is it evolving
  • Updates on the vendor landscape
  • Discussing critical challenges and opportunities
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Ed Knoy

Company Owner
Knoy-Consulting

10:10 am - 10:50 am Advanced Suspension Market

Hans Gijrath - Senior Product Manager, DRiV
  • Advanced suspension technologies and vehicle application segments
  • Market size and advanced suspension technology take rate evolution
  • OEM offerings, customer awareness and value perception of advanced suspension options
  • Mobility trends and advanced suspension technology innovations

Hans Gijrath

Senior Product Manager
DRiV

10:50 am - 11:10 am Speed Networking

Maximise your networking outcome at this event by participating in these fast-paced 1-to-1 meetings. Get to know the other attendees and exchange your business cards.

11:10 am - 11:40 am Coffee Break and Networking

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Electronic Suspensions: Beyond Semi-Active Damping

Sergio Matteo Savaresi - Professor, Politecnico di Milano
  • State of the art-of semi-active damping
  • Existing or in-coming technologies beyond semi-active damping
  • Expected benefits and domains of applications
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Sergio Matteo Savaresi

Professor
Politecnico di Milano

  • Approaches to develop Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Benchmarking overview about electric vehicle architectures
  • Special system level requirements for BEV vehicles
  • Design execution
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Dr. Thomas Schmitz

Global Suspension Manager
Ford Motor Company

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Dr. Theo Küppers

Supervisor Pack Optimization
Ford-Werke GmbH

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm CAMPFIRE SESSION | Chassis related NVH aspects for EV

Dr. Thomas Schmitz - Global Suspension Manager, Ford Motor Company
Following on from the last session Dr. Thomas Schmitz will present some areas for discussion.This is an interactive discussion designed to allow for debate and discussion
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Dr. Thomas Schmitz

Global Suspension Manager
Ford Motor Company

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Networking luncheon

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Improvement of Low-Frequency Comfort Through the Design of SkyHook and CRONE Semi-Active Suspension Systems

Vincent Hernette - Suspension Expert, PSA Groupe
Emna Hamrouni - Researcher, PSA
The aim of this presentation is to improve low-frequency comfort, defined in the frequency range [0; 5] Hz, of a semi-active suspension system. To do, an analysis and synthesis approach is proposed on a functional scale. A target behaviour of the equivalent open-loop, seen from the angle of low-frequency comfort, is generalized using CRONE-SkyHook (CSH) and SkyHook approaches.
All simulations, in both frequency and time domains, are performed via AMESim and MATLAB/Simulink cosimulations using a full vehicle model incorporating the non linear characteristics of the suspension spring and damper. Simulation results show that requirements in terms of body handling under road solicitations and filtering are respected.
  • Semi-active suspension low-frequency comfort improvement;
  • Development of analysis and synthesis approach;
  • Comparison between SkyHook and CRONE-SkyHook semi-active suspension systems;
  • Co-simulation to validate and prepare demo car exploitation
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Vincent Hernette

Suspension Expert
PSA Groupe

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Emna Hamrouni

Researcher
PSA

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Feature/Function Development for Heavy Trucks by Using Semi-Active Air Suspension Systems

Ismail Erhan Eyol - Functional Manager. - Chassis Engineering, Ford Otosan
Mert Sever - Chassis Control Engineer, Ford Otosan
  • Fundamentals of air suspension development
  • Semi-active air suspension system development
  • Comparing invariant properties(performance limitations) of semi-active air suspensions and semi-active mechanical suspensions
  • Comparing two state SH, GH, ADD controllers with clipped optimal state feedback LQR
  • Novel State Derivative Feedback LQR vs. Conventional State Feedback LQR
  • Sensor optimization for SH, GH, ADD, Clipped and PDD
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Ismail Erhan Eyol

Functional Manager. - Chassis Engineering
Ford Otosan

Mert Sever

Chassis Control Engineer
Ford Otosan

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Coffee Break and Networking

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Lightweight and Durable Suspension Systems for Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Friedhelm Nattland - Director Engineering Europe, Hendrickson Germany GmbH
  • Development and functionality of rubber suspensions
  • Save weight and improve durability with rubber springs
  • Compare ride parameters to standard mechanical suspensions
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Friedhelm Nattland

Director Engineering Europe
Hendrickson Germany GmbH

5:30 pm - 6:10 pm A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Reduction In Vehicle Suspensions

Slawomir Dzierzekk - Chief Engineer Passive Suspensions, BWI Group
Roman Bielak - Technology Development Manager, BWI Group
Outline a comprehensive approach to weight reduction in vehicle suspensions, in particular referring to suspension dampers, equally insisting on:
  • Usage of lighter materials,
  • Optimizing shapes using traditional materials (through design and manufacturing process),
  • Optimizing material strength,
  • Downsizing suspension dampers wherever physics allows to do it,
  • Maximizing energy dissipation in a damper and reducing peak loads in order to save on the weight of other components, etc.
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Slawomir Dzierzekk

Chief Engineer Passive Suspensions
BWI Group

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Roman Bielak

Technology Development Manager
BWI Group

  • Overview of the safety environment for OEMs and T1s
  • Key challenges related to components requirements
  • How to validate strength at a component level
  • Importance of test validation specifications
  • What are the key drivers of complexity?
  • Where does the responsibility lie
  • Developing requirements for the new subsystems
  • Correspondence of noise specs at vehicle level to component level requirements
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Dr. Thomas Schmitz

Global Suspension Manager
Ford Motor Company

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Slawomir Dzierzekk

Chief Engineer Passive Suspensions
BWI Group

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Roman Bielak

Technology Development Manager
BWI Group

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Olivier Raynauld

Manager Global Technology and Business Development
BWI Group

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Evening Get-Together

Join us for an informal evening get-together! This is an excellent  opportunity for you to meet the other attendees and make new business contacts!