SHOW NEWS: Day one off to a strong start!

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With an incredibly wide range of workshops in German and English, and more than 140 exhibitors, the 2016 Engine Expo opened its doors this morning for the first of three full days in Stuttgart (Tuesday 31 May through to Thursday 2 June at 17:00 hrs). 

“It looks like it may just be the best event yet,” commented Graham Johnson, managing director of UKIP Media and Events. “It’s busy, and there’s a lot of advanced technology on display. The next two days promise to be just as exciting!” 

Today was the first day of the comprehensive workshop program (above). With papers and diverse discussion on active valvetrains, fuel octane ratings, turbocharger speed management and nich-volume engine manufacturing, there really is something for everyone! 

The program for the remainder of the show is as follows:

Wednesday 1 June


Dr Anuj Kumar, senior research scientist, Air Liquide, USA

10:30 – Update on particle number measurements with portable emission measurement systems

Dr Barouch Giechaskiel, scientific lab manager, Joint Research Centre – European Commission, ITALY

10:50 – 2016 Powertrain Voice of Consumer and attitudes towards diesel cars, hybrid and electric vehicles

Franck Leveque, vice president, Frost & Sullivan, UK

11:10 – Characterisation of pollutant emissions from dedicated EGR duty vehicle

Dr Cary Henry, manager, R&D, Southwest Research Institute, USA

11:30 – Road map and modularity of low-voltage hybridisation systems

Dr Olivier Coppin, R&D innovation director, Valeo Powertrain Systems, FRANCE

11:50 – Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: now or never?

Ben Scott, senior analyst, IHS, UK

12:10 – Multi-physics development tools for Formula E drive systems

Dr Christoph Leser, business development manager, Motorsports Technology Group, MTS Systems Corporation, USA

12:30 – Challenges and opportunities for engine ancillary electrification

Dr Thanos Alexakis, lead mechanical engineer, Avid Technology Limited, UK

14:00 – 15:00 – International Engine of the Year Awards 2016

Thursday 2 June


Gerald Feichtinger, head of fluid mechanics & test, Bitter GmbH, AUSTRIA

10:30 – Increasing the strength of steel pistons at elevated temperatures

Patrik Olund, director, head of Ovako Group R&D, Ovako AB, SWEDEN

10:50 – Adaptive coatings on gears to improve NVH behaviour

Guenter Eitzinger, head of advanced engineering, High Tech Coatings GmbH, AUSTRIA

11:10 – Flexplate torque sensor for engine and gearbox control

Johannes Gießibl, senior magnetoelastic project manager, Methode Electronics, GERMANY

11:30 – Tribology of ICE: a contribution to reducing real drive emission

Dr Christophe Héau, R&D responsible, IREIS HEF, FRANCE

11:50 – Bringing digital and gaming technology into automotive engineering

Jonathan Horsley, programme director, Digital Engineering and Test Centre, UK

12:10 – Aluminium heat treatment – a cylinder head industrial application

Dr Dan Dragulin, R&D director, Belte AG, GERMANY

12:30 – Power by pressure

Jari Ponsiluoma, global product manager – Automotive Tubing Segment, Sandvik Materials Technology Tube Division, SWEDEN

More information on all of the above can be found on the dedicated Engine Expo website.

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards.

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