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  • 1. The only European event focusing on suspension systems in future cars and on recuperative damping Advanced Suspension Systems © Matthias Fanknowski - Fotolia.com The role of advanced suspension systems in an integrated chassis 21 – 23 March 2012 | Maritim Rhein-Main Hotel, Darmstadt, Germany K h PASSENGER COMMERCIAL CHASSIS technology CARS VEHICLES an IQPC Conference • Learn how to integrate suspension systems in global chassis systems to improve active safety Don’t miss the presentations of our expert speakers from leading • Find solutions on how to offer more safety, more comfort & less companies: consumption at the same price • Renault S.A., France • Explore new lightweight materials and how to implement innovative concepts • Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Germany • Learn how to introduce active, semi-active suspension and air spring systems to increase safety and comfort • TRW Automotive GmbH, Germany • Discover bespoke suspension systems for EVs and HEVs • Tenneco Automotive Europe N.V., Belgium Chairmen: • Frauenhofer Institute ISC, Germany Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Jautze, Prof. Sergio M. Savaresi, Professor for Process Full Professor in Automatic • Reycon b.v.b.a., Belgium Measuring and Control Control, Politecnico di Technology, University of Milano, Italy • Meritor Incorporation, Germany Applied Sciences (FH) Landshut, Germany • Politecnico di Milano, Italy Keynote speakers: • DANTO Invention, Germany Patrice Mechin, John-Erik Andersson, • Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH, Expert Leader Chassis Dynamic Technical Specialist Chassis, Performance and Technology, Volvo Cars, Sweden Germany Renault SA, France • Politecnico di Torino, Italy Jörg Kock, Zackary Anderson, • Levant Power Corporation, USA Head of Development, Chief Operating Officer, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Levant Power Corporation, • Volvo Cars, Sweden Germany USA • Vibracoustic GmbH & Co. KG, Germany Media Partners Researched and developed by 01 ok r y r 2 bo ou e 1! b • Saab Automobile be ou ith V em if y ,- w SA AB, Sweden D ds 60 9 Bir € 2 rly to Ea up ecTo Register | T +49 (0)30 20 91 33 30 | F +49 (0)30 20 91 32 10 | E info@iqpc.de | www.suspension-congress.com/MM
  • 2. Advanced Suspension Systems The role of advanced suspension systems in an integrated chassis 21 – 23 March 2012 | Maritim Rhein-Main Hotel, Darmstadt, Germany Dear colleague, Sponsorship As Mr. Mechin, Expert Leader Chassis Dynamic Performance and Technology, Renault S.A. says We have a variety of packages “suspension systems play a major role in driving pleasure and ride quality“. Given the willing- available to suit your requirements. For ness of the end user to pay for significant improvements of the vehicles comfort and ride handling all Sponsorship and Exhibition features, the automotive industry does have good reason to invest in the development of advanced suspension systems. opportunities contact Mareike Busche: +49 (0)30 20 91 32 75 or The balancing act between dynamic drivability and comfort constitutes an everlasting email mareike.busche@iqpc.de challenge for the industry. Growing system complexity and system integration demand an approach which takes the overall functionality into consideration. Learn how to improve the ride quality by fully integrating the suspension system in the chassis and improve customer satisfaction. I am looking forward to meeting you in Darmstadt. Kind regards For further information please visit our website Male Thienken www.suspension-congress.com/MM or contact us on +49 (0)30 20 91 32 74 Project Manager or email eq@iqpc.de Automotive IQ Team Who will you meet? Register for our email updates! Jobtitle Industry Get the latest news on our events, additional download possibilities, early bird deadlines and much more! Register now at www.suspension-congress.com/MM R&D Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Team Discounts Sales & Marketing Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing We are offering attractive Team Design Engineering Suspension Systems Supplier Discounts, please contact us! Engineering Manager Suspension Systems Component Provider Product Director Other Media Partners just-auto.com is the leading online resource for the global automotive industry. With daily breaking news, in-depth analysis and comment from expert analysts, just-auto helps over 90,000 executives and decision makers each month. SupplierBusiness is a business research company focused on automotive supply base issues. We provide the most comprehensive coverage of the global automotive supplier community, adding between twenty and thirty original sto- ries to our archives on developments every week. All editorial coverage is originally researched by SupplierBusiness, and most appears exclusively in SupplierBusiness weekly Insight or monthly Analysis newsletters, both of which are published both on this website and in PDF format. In addition to these subscription products, we also publish and com- pile reports and databases on the global automotive supply base. www.supplierbusiness.comTo Register | T +49 (0)30 20 91 33 30 | F +49 (0)30 20 91 32 10 | E info@iqpc.de | www.suspension-congress.com/MM
  • 3. Advanced Suspension Systems The role of advanced suspension systems in an integrated chassis CONFERENCE DAY ONE | Wednesday 21 March 2012 09:15 Registration & coffee Advanced suspension systems 09:45 Chairman’s welcome & opening address Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Jautze, 12:30 Improving the stability of tilting vehicles with Professor for Process Measuring and semi-active suspension systems Control Technology, • General idea University of Applied Sciences (FH) Landshut, • Actuator and sensor requirements Germany • Control strategies Prof. Sergio M. Savaresi, Overview of customer demands and actual trends Full Professor in Automatic Control, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 10:00 Global suspension market overview – focus on Asia 13:10 networking luncheon • „We follow our customers“– support of global 14:40 Advanced and compact front suspension O platforms EM • Which is the best organization for Asian for FWD in si business: Central versus local • Caster control with integral link gh t • “Quo vadis”- European suppliers in China • Packing efficiency enabling Michael Eisner, Low hood height for design, pedestrian, and aero Global Sales Director Chassis Systems, Limited intrusion in engine compartment Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH, Germany • Premium chassis attributes John-Erik Andersson, 10:40 Adapting the customer needs to the market Technical Specialist Chassis, O EM demands Volvo Cars, Sweden in si • The markets demand for ground clearance, and gh 15:20 Active air suspension – safety versus comfort t the consequences on suspension design • The tire sizes and their impact • Design principle of MERITOR active air spring • The compromises between comfort and road • System layout and performance handling • Case Study: Peugeot 407 versus Citroen C5 • How to take in account the different severities in Christian Fischer, use of the different markets Head of Sales & Marketing Europe • Specific adaptations for sporty cars or CO2 Advanced Chassis Systems, eco leader… Meritor Incorporation, Germany Patrice Mechin, Expert Leader Chassis Dynamic 16:00 Afternoon coffee break & networking Performance and Technology, Renault S.A., France 16:30 Innovative air suspension systems save H ig energy and resolve the difficult trade-off hl ig between ride and handling ht 11:20 Refreshment break & networking • Market demands for future suspension systems Suspension system components • Solutions for improved ride and handling • Advantages of air suspension systems regarding 11:50 Methodical design of suspension components: fuel consumption and CO2 emissions Optimisation of handling, comfort and durability Jörg Kock, performance Head of Development, • Physics of a suspension bush: Why does rubber Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Germany isolate? • Moving from component specification to a 17:10 Closing remarks of the chairman prototype part • Determination of bush dimension: Why as small 17:20 End of conference day one as possible? • Measurement results of VC’s advanced suspension rig Join us for an informal evening get-together • Recent projects: Examples for improvement Dr. Ulrich von Broock, Director System Engineering & Testing, Vibracoustic GmbH & Co. KG, Germany “Interesting platform for exchange of news and trends.” Ralf Leiter, Chief Engineer RW, TRWTo Register | T +49 (0)30 20 91 33 30 | F +49 (0)30 20 91 32 10 | E info@iqpc.de | www.suspension-congress.com/MM
  • 4. Advanced Suspension Systems The role of advanced suspension systems in an integrated chassis CONFERENCE DAY TWO | Thursday 22 March 2012 09:00 Registration & coffee 12:30 networking luncheon 09:30 Chairman’s welcome & opening address Challenges in damping systems Prof. Sergio M. Savaresi, Full Professor in Automatic Control, 14:00 Smart fluids for semi-active damping systems Politecnico di Milano, Italy • Basics and technical potentials of smart fluids • Adaptive damping with magnetorheological (MR) Lightweight solutions fluids • Fail-safe and energy efficiency issues of MR 09:40 Intelligent solutions for weight reduction and dampers long life robustness in suspension systems • Further applications of smart fluids • Downsizing and increased long life robustness in Dr. Holger Böse, suspension ball joints Scientific and Technical Manager of new ball joint generation "Spring socket design" the Center Smart Materials, • Intelligent manufacturing processes for weight Fraunhofer Institute ISC reduced & cost optimized mass production new aluminium die cast stabilizer link 14.40 Electronic damping systems for lower vehicle Dr.-Ing. Harald Walter, segments Chief Engineer Core Development • need for electronic damping systems on lower Linkage & Suspension, vehicle segments TRW Automotive GmbH, Germany • Portfolio of electronic damping systems • Features of the different systems 10:20 The GFC-leaf spring - approved technology in a Sjaak Schel, new form of appearance Technical Team Leader, • Materials for composite springs Tenneco Automotive Europe N.V., Belgium • Fatigue strength of fibre composites • Actual leaf spring project 15:20 Afternoon coffee break & networking • Leaf springs in the field Tobias Keller, 15:50 Dynamic performances and energy saving General Manager, potentials of regenerative electromechanical DANTO Invention, Germany dampers • System architecture electromechanical dampers 11:00 Refreshment break & networking • Model based design • Modes of operation and vehicle performance Suspension systems for future cars • Energy saving potential Andrea Tonoli, Professor, 11:30 Q&A session: Politecnico di Torino, Italy Current advantages for application of suspension 16:30 GenShock-adaptive, regenerative damper H  ig systems in electric vehicles and hybrid cars • GenShock – an innovative adaptive energy hl ig • The need of specific solutions for the EV and HEV recuperation damping system ht • Advantages and challenges on the way to mass • Improvement of ride quality via a variable-damping production suspension while recovering energy • Suspension system simulation and control • GenShock active roll control • Impact on emissions and fuel consumption • GenShock as a valve and ECu incorporated into traditional Tier1 dampers Participants: Zackary Anderson, Gunnar Olsson, Chief Operating Officer, Engineering Group Manager, Levant Power Corporation, USA Advanced Engineering, Chassis, PTI & Thermal Systems, 17:10 Closing remarks of the chairman Saab Automobile AB, Sweden 17:20 End of conference day two Koen Reybrouck, Managing Director, Reycon b.v.b.a., Belgium Patrice Mechin, Expert Leader Chassis Dynamic “Good opportunity for networking, Performance and Technology, interesting papers.” Renault S.A., France Koen Reybrouck, Managing Director, Reycon b.v.b.a.To Register | T +49 (0)30 20 91 33 30 | F +49 (0)30 20 91 32 10 | E info@iqpc.de | www.suspension-congress.com/MM
  • 5. Advanced Suspension Systems The role of advanced suspension systems in an integrated chassis INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP DAY | Friday, 23 March 2012 09:00 Registration & coffee Workshop A | 09:00 – 12:30 Workshop B | 09:00 – 12:30 Advanced Electro-Hydraulic Suspension The geometrical interpretation of suspension Design bushing Key future trends in the suspension industry include a shift Explaining the properties of components and identifying ways towards advanced suspension technologies (semi-active and to resolve the desired specification. It will be shown that it active), reduced power consumption of these systems, and depends on appropriate dimensions; to a layman this would better performance with reduced cost. In this workshop we therefore not immediately be understandable, an example is that will walk through the design of GenShock, an advanced electro- rubber bearing has to have tolerance from 3-4 tenths of a millime- hydraulic suspension. ter. In this workshop, we will use examples to show influencing • Systems level approach to design (step through valve and ECU/ variables. power-electronics design process) 11:00 Refreshment break & networking • Adaptive damping regeneration vs. adaptive damping power draw • Active back drive benefits and considerations For further information please visit our website: www.suspension-congress.com/MM • Opportunities under investigation Workshop will be followed by demonstration videos and a technical question/answer session. 11:00 Refreshment break & networking Evan Moen, Director of Production Engineering, Levant Power Corporation, USA 12:30 networking luncheon Workshop C | 14:00 – 17:00 Workshop D | 14:00 – 17:00 Lightweight, low cost & robust design in Suspension systems for future cars suspension components Basic key words for new developments of suspension systems The future of suspension systems is closely linked with the are “Reduction of CO2 emission & fuel consumption”, other evolutions in the future vehicle. During this workshop, we “Longer maintenance intervals”, “Emerging markets”, will discuss about what the key trends are in vehicle design, and “New small vehicle platforms” and “Electro mobility”. which new vehicle concepts will become more important. Future Participants are invited to discuss future market requirements, suspension systems will have to support these trends. material & manufacturing concepts for automotive suspension components. Conclusion of the workshop should be a guideline 15:30 Refreshment break & networking for OEMs & suspension component supplier to define develop- ment concepts of future suspension systems. Koen Reybrouck, Managing Director, Reycon b.v.b.a., Belgium • Future market requirements for suspension systems • Material & manufacturing concepts for lightweight suspension components • Expedient concepts for future suspension components 15:30 Refreshment break & networking Dr.-Ing. Harald Walter, Chief Engineer Core Development Linkage & Suspension, TRW Automotive GmbH, GermanyTo Register | T +49 (0)30 20 91 33 30 | F +49 (0)30 20 91 32 10 | E info@iqpc.de | www.suspension-congress.com/MM
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Advanced Suspension 4 Ways to Register Systems Fax: +49 (0)30 20 91 32 10 The role of advanced suspension systems Post: IQPC Gesellschaft für in an integrated chassis Management Konferenzen mbH Friedrichstraße 94 21 – 23 March 2012 | Maritim Rhein-Main Hotel, Darmstadt, Germany 10117 Berlin, Germany Online: www.suspension-congress.com/MM If undeliverable, please return to: IQPC GmbH | Friedrichstraße 94 | D-10117 Berlin, Germany Email: info@iqpc.de For further information Phone: +49 (0)30 20 91 33 30 BOOKInGCODE PDFW Venue and Accommodation Maritim Rhein-Main Hotel Darmstadt Am Kavalleriesand 6 64295 Darmstadt Tel.: +49 (0)6151 303-0 Fax: +49 (0)6151 303-111 Email: info.dam@maritim.de yOUR DETAILS: PLEASE COnTACT OuR DATABASE MAnAGER (VERTEILER@IQPC.DE) AnD InFORM THEM OF Any InCORRECT www.maritim.de DETAILS WHICH WILL BE AMEnDED ACCORDInGLy Congress Packages Early Bird Standard Price Accommodation: A limited number of reduced rate rooms (Book and pay by 9 December 2011) are available at the conference hotel. 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