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How to optimize your thermal management strategy for EV cabin comfort

Estimated Watching Time: 38 minutes


An electric vehicle driving down the road next to a simulation report detailing cabin thermal comfort

Optimizing the energy management of electric vehicles (EVs) is crucial to achieve maximum driving range and reduce range anxiety. Under extreme temperature conditions, managing thermal comfort in the cabin is one of the biggest energy consumers affecting the operating range of EVs. Engineers must still consider passenger cabin comfort when optimizing powertrain and HVAC thermal management systems. In this webinar, discover the solutions available to engineers that help balance this critical challenge. From early stage up to calibration, you will predict passenger thermal comfort and minimize its impact on an electric vehicle's overall energy flow.

Accelerate thermal system design with a combined CFD and system simulation approach

There are two modeling strategies in predicting thermal system performance. System simulation can perform system architecture sizing and evaluate the design at the integration stage. In contrast, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation offers a very detailed analysis at the component level. In a siloed approach, either simulation allows you to evaluate various levels of fidelity of your system. However, using both simulations in parallel can accelerate and further secure your design process.

To introduce the missing link that combines the best of both worlds, join us in this webinar with Fred Ross, Business Development Manager for Automotive, Fluid & Thermal Domain, and Thomas Desbarats, Head of the Thermal Product Management Team for Siemens System Solution. You will learn how using simulation with a continuous 1D – CFD approach in a structured and intuitive workflow can optimize your electric vehicle cabin thermal management strategy.

Meet the speakers

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Frederick Ross

Business Development Manager for Automotive, Simcenter Fluid & Thermal Domain

Frederick started with CD-Adapco in 1989, which was acquired in 2016 by Siemens, and has extensive experience working with customers on applications such as vehicle heat protection, aerodynamics, and passenger thermal comfort. Frederick has been directly involved in development processes enabling automation of virtual vehicle simulation from CAD to results. Frederick is currently working with the Simcenter STAR-CCM+ product management team to help customers streamline their in-house processes.

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Thomas Desbarats

Product Manager for Simcenter Thermal Systems

Thomas started his career working for French automotive manufacturers. After more than ten years of performing 3D CFD, thermal simulation, and system simulation, he became a presales manager of the 1D application engineers team in France for five years. From 2016 to 2021, he focused on thermal and energy management applications for customers worldwide, always trying to find the best way to effectively deploy simulation in engineering teams.
Currently, he leverages all these experiences as product manager for Simcenter Thermal Systems to deliver the best possible alignment between users' daily needs and our products.

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