Racing Cars Development and Build

SCG 007C

Key results

| Only two models in the 2021 opening season of the FIA WEC Hypercar class
|   Debut: 2021 FIA WEC 8 Hours of Portimao
|   Le Mans 24 Hours

Podium Advanced Technologies has developed, engineered and built the new 007 model from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus for racing in the FIA WEC Hypercar class.

Given the track record of successes achieved together over the last decade – with eight seasons of 24 hour racing, eight 24 Hour finishes including five First in Class, one Second in Class, and one Third in Class –  it is no surprise that Glickenhaus has decided to partner with Podium Advanced Technologies in this adventure, entrusting them with the task of designing the new car.

The new Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) category provides an aerodynamics performance target common to all cars, validated by partner Sauber Aerodynamics. All the several test sessions have been executed with a 60% scale model that has allowed to achieve each of the performance targets defined at the kick-off of the 007C project. 

To meet the most demanding safety requirements of the FIA Podium has developed a brand new monocoque that is going to pass trough the mandatory crash-testing. The LMH regulations concerning the power has led to the development of a special engine in partnership with Pipo Moteur (3,5 liter V8 twin-turbo).

Podium has designed and developed the electronic system of the SCG 007C, based on Bosch Motorsport Systems, with special custom solutions such as the steering wheel. Finally, the whole vehicle performance has been handled by Podium thanks to dynamic simulation software applications and the project of the suspension system.

Assembly process

Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations able to handle module up to 1200 mm length
- Different cooling strategies can be handled within this station
- Similar capacity cells can be sorted and included in a module
- Fast and tack-free led lamp curing
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations can handle different cell dimensions and different thermal extraction strategies
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
Bus Bar Laser Welding
- Cutting edge laser beam technology that guarantees robust joints for several type of busbar connections
- Possibility to weld challenging reflective materials such as CU, Al and dissimiral combination of materials
- Internal development of welding parameters
- Extensive quality control such as weld penetration in process monitoring and resistivity checks
- Stations can handle module up to 1200 mm length and 600 mm width
Bus Bar Laser Welding
Ultrasonic wire bonding
- Fully automatic station
- Wire bonding with the highest axis accuracy
- Continuous real time monitoring of wire condition and process
- Integrated quality control
Ultrasonic wire bonding
Pack assembly stations
- Stations equipped with manual assistors and process dedicated tools to allow assembly teams to work in perfect ergonomic and safe conditions
- Stations equipped with torque monitored tools
- Control tracking system to verify process completion and quality monitoring
- Junction box assembly and quality control
- Controlled sealing application completed after functional test
Pack assembly stations
EOL Testing
- Battery module and pack functional tests
- BMS firmware and software flashing
- Pack cooling system integrity test
EOL Testing

Main features

  • Safety: BMS Design compliant for ISO 26262
  • Scalable slave-master architecture, handles systems
    up to 1.000 V
  • Cell dissipative balancing

Functionalities

  • Real time monitoring cells & components voltage
    and temperatures
  • Advanced algorithms for SOC/SOH estimation
  • Advanced SOP estimation with realtime cell
    thermoelectrical models
  • Electromechanical components feedback monitoring
    and degradation estimation (fuses, contactors)
  • Control and monitoring of the thermal management system
  • Sensing of current, water leak, internal humidity, etc
  • Ground fault monitoring of grounded or ungrounded systems

Services related to BMS

  • Testing and modelling of battery cells
    and systems
  • Experimental characterization of cells
    for accurate state estimation algorithms
    (e.g., SOC, SOE, SOH, SOP)
  • BMS hardware and software development
    for specific applications
  • Prototyping of high-performance
    battery systems
  • Consulting in the field of battery systems

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