Integrated Powertrain & Driveline Systems 2006 (IPDS 2006)

Venue: IMechE

Location: London, SW1H 9JJ, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 03, 2006
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The holistic view of powertrain development that includes engine, transmission and driveline is now well accepted. Future trends
indicate an increasing range of engines and transmissions with a consequent greater diversity of combinations. Coupled with the
increasing introduction of hybrid vehicles the scope for research, novel development and new products is clear. This conference
aims to address these areas with an emphasis on transmissions, whilst having an integrated vehicle systems theme.

• Learn of the latest advances in integrated powertrain and driveline systems
• Network with key decision makers and make new contacts
• Present and discuss your ideas with a highly qualified audience
• Question the experts

Why not take this opportunity to display an exhibition stand, or provide inserts about your company in the delegate packs? For
more information contact Paul Terry on 020 7304 6867 or Email

Nick Vaughan (Chairman) Cranfield University Geoff Davis Ricardo Plc
Chris Brace University of Bath Adrian Cole TIC
Dave Simner Cranfield University Andrew Thompson Lotus

3 October 2006
09.00 Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Opening Session
09.30 Opening introduction
Professor David Crolla, Chair of FISITA Technical Committee, UK
An Overview of Future Trends in the Light-Duty, On-Highway Transmission Market - the European Story to 2012
Chris Guile, Powertrain Analyst, CSM Worldwide, UK
Session 1: Powertrain Integration
10.00 An Integrated Simulation Approach: Ricardo Transmission and Driveline Dynamic Simulation Library
Felipe Brandao, Peter Harman, Ricardo UK Ltd
10.20 A Powertrain Thermal Simulation Model
Andy Robertson, Jonathan Hartland, Jaguar Research, UK
10.40 Novel Techniques for Holistic Powertrain Optimisation
Clive Crewe, Justin Seabrook, Felipe Brandao, Ricardo UK ltd; Sebastian Edwards, Ricardo Deutschland GmbH, Germany
11.00 Discussion
11.20 Morning Coffee
Parallel Session 2A: Transmissions
11.50 The Prediction of Loaded Static Tooth Behaviour for Automotive
Parallel Axis Gears
Peter Brooks, Adrian Leavitt, University of Leeds, UK
David Parkin-Moore, Ricardo UK Ltd
12.10 The Investigation of Automotive Transmission Error
Characteristics Subject to Operating Conditions
Geoffrey Davis, Ricardo UK Ltd;
Peter Brooks, University of Leeds, UK
12.30 Transmission Error
Richard Cornish, Ying How Siew, Technology Innovation
Centre, UK; James Piers, Romax Technology, UK
12.50 Discussion
Parallel Session 2B: Engine Integration
11.50 Driveability Validation Using Mahle Powertrain's IDAA Toolset
Tim Girling, Dominic Baker, Gordon Kennedy, David Pates,
David Porter, MAHLE Powertrain Ltd, UK
12.10 The Effect of Exhaust Aftertreatment and Engine Temperature
on IOLs for CVT Powertrains
Chris Brace, José Antonio Gutiérrez Magaña,
University of Bath, UK
12.30 A Turbocharged Diesel Engine with Intake Air Accumulator to
Improve Torque Transients in a CVT Powertrain
Baptiste Bonnet, Yannick Rohrbacher, Nicholas Vaughan,
Cranfield University, UK
12.50 Discussion
13.10 Lunch
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available to members of the following bodies: FISITA, SAE International,
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be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Replacement delegates
are welcome at any time.
The conference will be held at IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London
SW1H 9JJ. Full details of how to reach the venue will be issued to
delegates prior to the event.
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Parallel Session 3A: Transmissions (Continued)
14.10 Gear Teeth Impacts in Hydrodynamic Conjunctions: Idle Rattle
Stephanos Theodossiades, Patrick Kelly, Hower Rahnejat,
Osman Tangasawi, Loughborough University, UK
14.30 Boundary Lubrication Film Formation from Belt Type CVT Fluids
Keiichi Narita, Martin Priest, University of Leeds, UK
14.50 Design Consideration and Potential Applications of the Milner
Sam Akehurst, University of Bath, UK; Stuart Schaaf,
InterSyn Technologies, USA
15.10 Discussion
15.30 Afternoon Tea
Parallel Session 3B: Engine Integration (continued)
14.10 Optimum Engine Models for Diesel Automotive Powertrain
Development Processes
Richard Osborne, Nigel Weaver, Ford Motor Company Ltd, UK
14.30 An Engine Control Strategy for Improved Fuel Consumption and
CVT Driveability
Chris Brace, Robin Maugham, University of Bath, UK;
Steve Murray, Nicholas Vaughan, Cranfield University, UK
14.50 Discussion
15.10 Afternoon Tea
Session 4: Powertrain Integration (Continued)
16.00 Hybridisation of a Small SUV and its Control
Baekhyun Cho, Cranfield University, Uk
16.20 Concept and Potential of "CVT-Hybrid-Driveline"
Bernd-Robert Höhn, Daniel Tomic, Hermann Pflaum, FZG Techn. University Munich, Germany
16.40 Power Combining Single Regime Transmissions for Automotive Vehicles
Frank Moeller, NexxtDrive Ltd, UK
17.00 Discussion
17.20 Closing Remarks
17.25 End
The Programme is subject to amendment


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