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MTZ worldwide is always in pole position when it comes to engine development and technology. Packed with detailed reports from research and development for highly specialised engineers. MTZ worldwide is an essential reading for technology-oriented management in the automotive industry with a special focus on engine development. Expert authors from industry and technology report on research projects.

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Cover Story – Passenger Car Drives

Concept of an ln-rotor lnductive-excited Synchronous Motor

ZF has upgraded the magnet-free electric motor topology of the separately excited synchronous machine so that it operates at the performance level of electric motors with permanent magnets for passenger car drives. An essential part of this was an inductive power transmission system, which was developed in an interdisciplinary multi-domain approach across disciplines and is used in a new concept called 12SM.

Development – Components

Pressure Equalization Element for Electric Axles and Gearboxes

Apart from an elaborate hose construction, there was no simple technical solution for wading through water safely. Konzelmann has developed a pressure equalization element directly integrated into the transmission. lt prevents both positive and negative pressure within sealed housings in electric axles and differentials, offering new perspectives for reducing production costs and time to market.

Energy Storage 

Cell Chemistry Development for Traction Batteries at Mercedes-Benz

Cells are the smallest energy storage units in a traction battery and constitute the key component of the entire application of battery-electric vehicles. In this connection, Mercedes-Benz is developing the electrochemical properties of the cell internally and carving out the unique characteristics of the distinguishing features step by step. The focus is on innovative and high-performance, but also on cost-efficient and sustainable energy storage materials.

Research – Thermal Management

Direct Cooling of Electric Machines for Vehicles under Long-term Testing in Climatic Limit Operation on a Test Bench 

Today’s e-machine cooling systems are mostly based on the concept of indirect cooling. A direct cooling system dissipates the heat where it is generated, enhances the cooling effect, requires less weight, and thus increases vehicle efficiency. However, any potential water ingress into the oil-based cooling medium must not adversely affect electrical components. The University of Stuttgart and Porsche have therefore developed a test bench to investigate the oil-based direct cooling of an electric machine and countermeasures to prevent water ingress during long-term operation in extreme climatic conditions.

Cover Story – Passenger Car Drives

Next Generation lntegrated Drive Module for Electric Vehicles

BorgWarner has further developed its integrated electric drive module for passenger cars and designed it for a system voltage of 800 V. The new iDM180-HF drive unit uses a smaller and higher-speed electric motor in combination with a long ratio two-speed high-ratio gearbox, which allows for packaging and cost advantages. 

 

Interview with Univ.-Prof. Dr.-lng. Thomas von Unwerth, Managing Director of the Institute of Automotive Research – Alternative Vehicle Drives at Chemnitz University of Technology. 

In The Spotlight

Seize the Opportunities of a Grid-supportive Charging lnfrastructure Now

The production costs of electricity from renewable sources can fall into negative figures on some days in Germany. This is one of the reasons why a multi-billion-euro market for electrical storage has developed. Now electromobility is also benefiting from this. Some charging parks are using the EPEX electricity spot market to recoup their high investments in the shortest possible time. 

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Read by over 50.000 managers across 50 countries

MTZworldwide is the English digital edition of MTZ, which has been published for over 80 years. Always at the pulse of drive development, its appearance has changed dramatically in recent years. Today it is the international technical-scientific magazine for engineers in drive development with a special focus on the development of electrified and combustion engine drives with a pronounced focus on the electrification of 48-volt to high-voltage and fuel cell applications.

 

The spectrum ranges from innovative passenger car and commercial vehicle drives to components and large engines. Of course, classic topics such as friction minimization, turbocharging or charge cycle and the valvetrain still have a firm place in MTZworldwide. It is therefore a must read for technology-oriented management and promotes the global transfer of information between manufacturers, the supplier industry, service companies and research and development centers all over the world.

Marc Ziegler
Deputy Editor in Chief

Marc Ziegler – Deputy Editor in Chief

Scientific advisory board

The scientific advisory board of MTZworldwide is made up of industry experts who work for leading companies and research institutions. By sharing ideas on a regular basis with the editorial team, the board members help to maintain the high quality of the magazine’s content. The board provides the editorial team with first-hand information about the latest development trends and offers advice and constructive criticism.

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Bargende
Universität Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. techn. Christian Beidl
TU Darmstadt

Dr. Martin Berger
Mahle International GmbH

Ragnar Burenius
Volvo Car Corporation

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Geringer
ÖVK

Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Goericke
Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Dieter Grebe
AVL List GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Hammer
Robert Bosch GmbH

Lars Hentschel
Volkswagen AG

Dr. Thomas Johnen
Opel Automobile GmbH

Rainer Jückstock
Tenneco Inc.

Matthias Kratzsch
IAV GmbH

Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Thomas Koch
WKM

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Lensch-Franzen
APL

Prof. Dr. h. c. Helmut List
AVL List GmbH

Peter Müller-Baum
VDMA e. V.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
FEV GmbH

Dr. Peter Sauermann
BP Europe SE

Dr.-Ing. Otmar Scharrer
ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp
Deutz AG

Dr. Michael Winkler
Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH

Andreas Wolf
Vitesco Technologies

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