Thermal Management

The electrification of vehicles creates new challenges for optimizing the thermal management both for drivetrain components and interior temperature control as well as for the complete vehicle itself. With our thorough understanding of components we analyze the vehicle as a complete thermodynamic system while considering human comfort requirements.

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Interior air conditioning

New concepts for electric vehicles and automated driving create new challenges for the interior air conditioning like

  • declining waste heat,
  • growing comfort requirements for purposes of safety (driver exhaustion), and
  • increasing focus on comfort due to less distraction during automated driving.

Furthermore, an efficient heating and cooling is essential to not limit the range of electric vehicles.

Thanks to our extensive testing infrastructure, we provide the whole process chain of development for such systems, starting with the simulation of components and vehicle interior followed by prototyping and testing for thermoelectric heatpumps e.g. up to comfort investigations in our partner's Automotive Interior Center.

For these purposes, we also use our demonstrator for CFD and comfort simulations of vehicle interiors, as already done while developing zonal air conditioning systems.

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Testing infrastructure

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Your contact

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Dr. Manfred Crampen
Head of Drivetrain & Thermal Management

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