Day One

Agenda

8:00 Coffee and Registration

9:00 Opening Ceremony and Chair’s Welcoming Remarks of Day 1

Chaired by Lei Shi, Vice President, LVCHI

APPLYING SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES AND RESULTS FROM ASIA AND EUROPE: NEW PROCESSES AND NEW TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS FOR VEHICLES OF THE FUTURE

CASE STUDY: CHINA
9:10

The High-Performance Electric Limousine: LVCHI Venere

  • Innovative solutions adopted including composite chassis to meet the torsional and bending stiffness needed by the high performance and the total weight
  • Systematic approach for vehicle weight reduction based on the developed enterprise MDO-based integration platform for attribute integration, cost reduction and material usage improvement
  • How the design combining 4 electric motors and a 100 KWh Lithium-Ion battery pack, delivers great capabilities in terms of both autonomy and performance

 

Lei Shi, Vice President, LVCHI

9:35 Questions And Answers
 

9:40

Opening International OEM Panel Discussion: Strategies For Adopting New Multi-Material Joining Technologies That Are Cost-Optimized And Scalable

  • How to bring all of the technologies together and evaluate the productivity against cost advantages
  • Understanding how material application, weight reduction and joining technology work together in certain conditions and on certain structures
  • Challenges for the joining of mixed materials. eg steel and aluminium for underbody and carbon for upper body, including cost challenges and corrosion protection challenges
  • Application of new technologies: Safety considerations and design strategy in respect of battery integration into the body structure

 

Lei Shi, Vice President, LVCHI

 
Panelists
Ryan H McCurdy, Lead Engineer, Body Structures, Jaguar Land Rover
Mohamad S. Elkafafy, Operational Excellence Specialist, General Motors
Asier Cheng, Body Complete Product Development, Chery Jaguar Land Rover
Vrujesh Hegde, Cabin Design Project Manager, Tata Technologies, Tata Motors

10:10 Questions And Discussion
 
10:15 NETWORKING RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE AREA

10:45

Engineering Future Vehicles: Leveraging Advanced Solutions For Maximum Benefit

  • Novel structural adhesives for the joining of mixed materials in BIW incorporating compensation for Delta / Alpha challenges
  • Ultra High modulus products for use in the “Cold Body Shop Concept” and component assembly processes
  • Targeted solutions using engineered reinforcement concepts for component protection, occupant safety and NVH improvements

 

Elyes Jendoubi, R&D Manager, Sika Automotive, Asia Pacific, Sika

 

11:05 Questions And Answers

NEW DESIGN METHODOLOGIES FOR INCORPORATING ANALYSIS, DESIGN & TESTING OF MULTI-MATERIAL COMBINATIONS INCLUDING
ALUMINIUM, UHSS, COMPOSITES & MAGNESIUM

 

CASE STUDY – INDIA

11:10

Understanding The Design Philosophy To Make BIW Lighter, Enhance Strength And Performance To Meet Challenges With New Regulations And New Materials, And Obtain The Desired Balance Between Consumer Expectations And Profitability

  • Utilizing data to optimize vehicle design with lighter grades of steel, aluminium, composites and reinforced plastics
  • Identifying structural design capabilities with front loading the primary analysis for designers
  • Outline of customer requirements with reference to new regulations in India and part availability heavily dependent on supplier capabilities

 

Vrujesh Hedge, Cabin (Body In White) Design Project Manager, Tata Technologies, Tata Motors

 

11:35 Questions And Answers

CASE STUDY – STEEL

11:40

Strategic Development Of 3rd Gen AHSS Steel For Automotive Use

  • 3rd gen AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steel) developments in terms of optimization of mechanical performance for OEMs and productivity for steel mills
  • How the mechanical properties of the steel can be tailored to meet various needs from OEMs
  • Introduction of new computational tools for designing the microstructure and mechanical properties
  • Presenting an optimal alloy design method based on machine learning algorithms

 

Nam Hoon Goo, General Manager, R&D Centre, Hyundai Steel, Hyundai Group

 

12:05 Questions And Answers
 
12:10 NETWORKING LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE AREA

14:00

Steel Panel Discussion: Is Steel Still Relevant?

  • Discussion on the innovations and opportunities for advanced steels in next-gen vehicle manufacturing
  • The role that steel can play in innovative new vehicle design
  • How AHSS can contribute to reducing the weight of complex components, a crucial element of improving driving range for EV batteries?

 

Chair: Lei Shi, Vice President, LVCHI

Panelists
Nam Hoon Goo, General Manager, R&D Centre, Hyundai Steel, Hyundai Group
Asier Cheng, Body Complete Product Development, Chery Jaguar Land Rover
Vrujesh Hedge, Cabin (Body Structure) Design Project Manager, Tata Technologies, Tata Motors
Yeongdo Park, Board Member, The Korean Welding and Joining Society

 

14:30 Questions And Answers

14:35

Developing Solutions For Use Of Composite Technologies From The Aviation Industry

Composites are key to reducing the weight of an electric vehicle; the industry must
therefore identify new ways to reduce the barriers to composite material usage. This session from the aviation industry will provide insights into what is being achieved from a technical and practical application perspective:

  • Moving to greater rigidity – results of composite use from aviation industry and comparison to automotive
  • Achieving better and scalable cost levels that are economic for the automotive industry to adopt

 

Barry Borji, Materials & Processing Lead Engineer, Airbus and Boeing Aircrafts Project, Triumph Aerospace Structures

 

15:00 Questions And Answers
 
15:05 Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Showcase Area

15:35

Realizing The Potential Of Magnesium For Lightweighting

 

Magnesium Partner, Meridian

 

15:55 Questions And Answers
 

16:00

Welding Technology Innovations For High Strength Steels And Light Weight Materials

  • Introducing the research activities of Multi-Materials Integration (including welding and joining solutions) to reduce 15% of front body weight
  • Case studies – Smart solutions optimizing resistance spot welding parameters (Multi-pulse) to reduce the spatter and obtain high welding quality for lightweight BIW
  • Introducing best practice solutions to improve the welding and joining quality of projection welding for hot stamping steels and aluminum alloys

 

Yeongdo Park, Board Member, The Korean Welding and Joining Society

 

16:25 Questions And Answers

16:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks of Day 1

Lei Shi, Vice President, LVCHI
 
16:35 EVENING DRINKS RECEPTION IN THE NETWORKING EXHIBITION AREA

18:00 VIP Speakers’ Dinner