Future passenger car: holistic approach to improve NVH thermal attributes and optimise energy management

Future passenger car: holistic approach to improve NVH  thermal attributes and optimise energy management

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To develop optimum vehicle designs, engineers must balance multiple vehicle attributes to meet various product requirements, relating to specific market demands. There are trade-off relationships between noise and thermal attributes.

xEVs typically generate the following thermal and noise concerns that will be discussed in this webinar:

  • reduced powertrain noise means more prominent HVAC noise;
  • battery pack integration affecting vehicle structural dynamic response; 
  • electric drive whining noises; 
  • cooling system size and noise under ultra fast charging requirements; 
  • cooling and heating power consumption for cabin thermal comfort that could be as high as the power required to move the vehicle

In this free 60-minute webinar, Ricardo’s Dr Cedric Rouaud Global Technical Expert - Thermal Systems, Simon Tate Manager NVH department, Phil Crowther Head of Key Account Management – Europe and Clive Hughes Chief Engineer – Vehicle  will share their experience of actively shaping the development of holistic thermal management and NVH in order to reduce the energy consumption via the delivery of a range of collaborative R&D projects and Ricardo’s own targeted research. 

They also provide information on tools and techniques used to reduce the development time and cost of future xEVs thermal and NVH technologies. Thanks to the use of holistic thermal management approach with Model Predictive Control and electronic Horizon, Ricardo demonstrates the improvement in the Electric Vehicle range in cold conditions by up to 20%.

First broadcast 30th June 2020.

The Presenters

Dr. Cedric Rouaud

Dr. Cedric Rouaud

Global Technical Expert - Thermal Systems View profile
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Clive Hughes

Clive Hughes

Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integration View profile
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Philip Crowther

Philip Crowther

Director, Commercial Service Line - Ricardo EMEA View profile
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