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Special Session #7: Virtual Components and Subsystems for Development of Innovative Electrified Vehicles - VPPC 2021

Virtual Components and Subsystems for Development of Innovative Electrified Vehicles

Chair: Prof. Dr. Walter LHOMME (Univ. Lille, France, PANDA project)
Co-chair: Reinhard TATSCHL (AVL, Austria, VISION-xEV project)

This joint special session is organized within the Framework of H2020 projects
PANDA, GA #824256 and VISION-xEV, GA # 824314

Call For Papers

The development of innovative electrified vehicles is a key step before building their prototypes. However, various components have to be designed and integrated into subsystems or in the global system. In that aims, for the same component different levels of the model are required from the most detailed and accurate to the most simple and global. The digitization of these new vehicles will enable faster development and the reduction of the time-to-market.

This special session is focused on the use of virtual components and subsystems for faster development of innovative electrified vehicles. Advanced modelling and simulation method will be described to enable improvement in terms of model accuracy and reduction of the development time.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Simulation and modeling of electrified vehicles: battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles or fuel-cell vehicles…
  • Simulation of cars, trucks, buses, subways, trains…
  • Multi-models of energy storage subsystems, electric drives, power converters, control units…
  • Design process based on new simulation tools.



Dr. Walter LHOMME  Bio: Dr. Walter LHOMME received the MSc degree in 2004, and the PhD degree in 2007, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Lille (ULille), France, in graphical description tools and methods for modelling and control of electrical systems. He worked as hybrid electric vehicle engineer at AVL Powertrain UK Ltd, England, for 1 year. Since September 2008 he has been engaged as “Maître de Conférences” at ULille. He is the technical manager of the experimental platform “electricity & Vehicles” of the L2EP. His research activities deal with the graphical descriptions, modelling, control, energy management and hardware-in-the-loop testing applied in electrified vehicles. In 2020, Dr. Lhomme got the accreditation to supervise research at ULille (“habilitation à diriger des recherches” in French). He is in charge of the virtual and real testing of electrical subsystems of a P-HEV in the PANDA H2020 project.


Reinhard TATSCHL  Bio: Reinhard TATSCHL is Research and Technology Manager in the business unit Advanced Simulation Technologies of AVL List GmbH. With about 4300 employees in Austria and more than 11500 worldwide, AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of all kinds of powertrains for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. Reinhard graduated in Mechanical Engineering and received his PhD at Graz University of Technology. After his studies he joined AVL in 1991 as research engineer in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling and simulation. From 2000 onwards Reinhard was heading the CFD software development team before taking over the current position as Research and Technology Manager in 2012. He is coordinator of the VISION-xEV H2020 project.

Submission Deadline: 10 May 2021
Acceptance notification: 5 July 2021
Final paper submission deadline: 2 August 2021

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