Program Aachen Body Engineering Days 2019

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Day 1: 17.09.2019

08:30 Registration of the conference participants
09:00 Welcome and introduction
Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge, RWTH Aachen University
[Foto: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein]

Key Note Speeces


Porsches way into e-mobility – the new Taycan
Jens Christlein, Thomas Christiansen
Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG

[Foto: Jens Christlein] [Foto: Thomas Chrstiansen]
10:00 The premises for the future of automotive-design in connected world
Anders Warming
[Foto: Anders Warming]
10:30 The Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) at VW
Dr. Ingo Lueken, Normen Tenneberg
Volkswagen AG
[Foto: Ingo Luecken] [Foto: Normen Tenneberg]
11:00 Coffee break in exhibition space  

Car Body Presentations

11:30 The crash concept of the new Mercedes-Benz EQC
Rainer Justen
Daimler AG
[Foto: Rainer Justen]
12:10 The Audi e-tron
Tobias Braun
[Foto: Tobias Braun]
12:50 Lunch break in exhibition space  
13:50 The development and production of the new Porsche 911 body structure
Uwe Wawers, Sebastian Stein
Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG
[Foto: Uwe Wawers] [Foto: Sebastian Stein]
14:30 The new X7 – BMW’s X-Line expands into the GKL segment
Dr. Bernhard Frodl
[Foto: Bernhard Frodl]
15:10 Coffee break in exhibition space  

Simulation Methods

15:40 Durability simulation on car body structures – current approach and future demands
Dr. Boris Kuenkler
Opel Automobile GmbH
[Foto: Boris Künkler]
16:20 Utilization of numerical optimization methods for the efficient development of light weight body structures based on the Opel Insignia
Dr. Johannes Siegmann
Opel Automobile GmbH
[Foto: Johannes Siegmann]
17:00 End of day 1
19:00 Evening event at Kasteel Bloemendal

Day 2: 18.09.2019

Innovative Material and Structural Concepts

09:00 Answers of steel to the challenges of electromobility
Dr. Lutz Keßler
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
[Foto: Lutz Keßler]
09:35 A holistic approach to the lightweight design of tailored structural components using the example of a hybrid A-pillar
Dr. Christian Hielscher, BENTELER Automobiltechnik GmbH
Alan Camberg, Leichtbau im Automobil - Universität Paderborn
[Foto: Christian Hielscher] [Foto: Alan Camberg]
10:10 Agile development of a modular toolbox for HV battery housings
Robert Wurzer
voestalpine Deutschland GmbH
[Foto: Robert Wurzer]
10:45 Coffee break in exhibition space
11:15 New steel and aluminum forgings in the vehicle body
Alexander Schmidt-Petersen
Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH
[Foto: Alexander Schmidt-Petersen]
11:50 Hollow structural aluminium components in high pressure die casting
Tammo Koch, Nemak Europe GmbH
Jan Ludwig, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge - RWTH Aachen University
[Foto: Tammo Koch] [Foto: Jan Ludwig]
12:25 Lunch break in exhibition space
13:25 Gurit’s new short fibre prepreg for lightweight, consistent, and lower cost composite parts
Dr. Dan Jones
Gurit Ltd
[Foto: Dan Jones]
14:00 Thin Cold Plate – Pushing extrusion limits for a function integrated lightweight battery floor
Leif Hagebeuker
Hydro Extrusion Europe
[Foto: Leif Hagebeuker]
14:35 The aluminium door project
Paul Jonason
Volvo Cars
[Foto: Paul Jonason]
15:10 Innovative materials, processes and methods for automotive lightweighting – An overview of approaches and results at the conclusion of the Alliance research EU-project
Prof. Dr. Sama Mbang
Daimler AG
[Foto: Sama Mbang]
15:45 Summary and goodbye
16:00 End of conference

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