automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2016

automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2016

Hanau, April 2016
37 presentations, pdf download

In the last 20 years computer simulation has become an indispensable tool in automotive development. Tremendous progress in software and computer technology makes it possible today to assess product and process performance before physical prototypes have been built. Applications of computer simulation cover nearly all aspects of product and process design from crashworthiness to manufacturability.

Challenges in virtual vehicle development

Despite of significant progress in simulation technology and impressive results in industrial application there remains a number of challenges which prevent a “100% digital prototyping”.

Grand Challenge as a platform for dialog

The automotive CAE Grand Challenge stimulates the exchange between users, scientists and software developers in order to solve these challenges. Annually the current challenges in automotive CAE are being identified through a survey among simulation experts of the automotive industry. In the conference one session will be dedicated to each of the 6 most critical challenges, the “Grand Challenges”. In each session CAE experts from industry, research and software development will explain the importance of the individual Challenge for the virtual development process and talk about their efforts to solve the challenge.



  • Visualization of Vehicle Crash Results: Challenges in Comparing Test vs. Simulation
    Eric DeHoff - Vehicle Structure Research – Automotive Safety Honda R&D Americas

  • Innovative methods for the comparison of high-resolution experimental data and crash simulation results
    Rodrigo Iza-Teran, Andre Oeckerath, Jochen Garcke, Klaus Wolf - Fraunhofer SCAI
  • Novel procedure model for an improved comparison of simulation and component crash test results
    Philipp Straßburger, Dr.-Ing. Elmar Beeh, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst E. Friedrich - DLR Institut für Fahrzeugkonzepte

  • Huge and complex results data, and now? How to compare with test?
    Arnold Holler - CEI GmbH

  • Evaluation, comparison and validation of CAT & CAE data
    Martin Liebscher, Gordon Geissler, Rainer Hausdorf - SCALE GmbH

  • Optimization Methods in the Concept Phase
    Prof. Dr. Lothar Harzheim - Adam Opel AG – ITDC

  • Flexible design models for finding best vehicle concepts
    Axel Schumacher - University of Wuppertal, Chair for Optimization of Mechanical Structures

  • Multi-fidelity parametric crashworthiness shape optimization of multi-cell cross-sections
    Pablo Lozano, Fabian Duddeck - Technical University of Munich

  • Parameterized Optimization Process with TEC|CONCEPT
    Dr.-Ing. Claus Georg Bayreuther, Bastian Marx - TECOSIM

  • Geometry-based model variants for shape optimization and CAD refeed
    Werner Pohl - FCMS GmbH - Fast Concept Modelling and Simulation GmbH, München, Klemens Rother - Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, München

  • Module Technology – A paradigm for Geometry Modification in CATIA|SFE CONCEPT
    Nikolai Baumeister - Dassault Systemes

  • Achieving lightweight design of wound filament reinforced composites through perfect interaction of simulation and design
    Dr.-Ing. Claus Georg Bayreuther - TECOSIM

  • Microstructure Simulation for the Determination of Nonlinear Material Parameters of Composites for Crash Simulation
    Heiko Andrä, Matthias Kabel, Matti Schneider, Konrad Steiner - Fraunhofer ITWM

  • Virtual Performance solution for Composites
    Alain Trameçon, Patrick de Luca, J.Christophe ALLAIN, Sebastian Müller - ESI Group

  • Material characterization of composites using micro mechanic models as key enabler
    P. Reithofer, B. Jilka, A. Fertschej - 4a engineering GmbH

  • Comparison of primarily used material models for composites in LS-DYNA
    S. Hartmann, C. Liebold, A. Haufe - DYNAmore GmbH
    D. Moncayo - Daimler AG

  • Current solutions and open challenges in modeling organic sheets
    G. Oberhofer (Sp), H. Dell, M. Vogler, H. Gese - MATFEM Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer

  • The challenge of predicting fatigue of spot and seam welds
    Dr.-Ing. Dirk Ulrich - GmbH

  • Fatigue Life Assessment of Welded Steel Sheets regarding Automotive and Crane Design
    Benjamin Möller, Jörg Baumgartner, Heinz Kaufmann, Tobias Melz - Technische Universität Darmstadt and Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF

  • The life time of a seam weld - from welding to fatigue failure
    Dr. Michael Hack, Torsten Runge - Siemens PLM

  • Best practices in managing welding and joining property data to support efficient durability analysis
    D. Campbell, D. Williams, W.M. Marsden, P. Cherns - Granta Design Ltd.

  • Fatigue Assessment of Welded Structures Structural Stress Approach
    Pawel Sobczak - Dassault Systèmes

  • Requirements for Tire, Wheel and Suspension models to support “mis‐usage” and crash simulation
    Dr.‐Ing. Axel Hänschke - Ford Werke GmbH, Köln, Christian Cremer - Ford Werke GmbH, Köln, Xiangtong Zhang - Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, USA

  • Modelling of wheels for small overlap crash analysis
    Raffael Braunsteiner - Virtual Vehicle Research Center

  • Virtual Tires: Definition, parametrisation and applications in Misuse load cases
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ch. Oertel, Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Jan Hempel - Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences

  • Transient structural tire simulation for complex vehicle simulation scenarios
    Klaus Dreßler, Francesco Calabrese, Manfred Bäcker, Axel Gallrein - Fraunhofer ITWM

  • Modeling of wheels for high speed crash with RADIOSS
    Jordi Rubio Gonzalez, Erwan Bauchesne, Erwan Mestres, Marian Bulla - ALTAIR Engineering GmbH

  • How accurate is CAE in a variable World?
    Stephen Fisher - Jaguar & Land Rover

  • Virtual Benchmark of NVH and Acoustic Performance
    Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM

  • Beyond classical modelling of NVH problems
    Willem van Hal - ESI Group

  • Acoustic simulation trends in car body development and their predictive quality from the engineering perspective
    Dr.-Ing. Marinus Luegmair - ARRK|P+Z Engineering

  • On the role and handling of variation and scatter in (numerical) experimentation
    Georg Eichmüller - Volkswagen AG

  • Microstructural uncertainties in composites – challenges for homogenization and simulation
    Jörg Hohe, Sascha Fliegener, Carla Beckmann - Fraunhofer IWM

  • Multi-Scale Solutions for property Variability in Metal Forming CAE Design from Base Material up to formed 
    Philip Eyckens, Albert Van Bael KU Leuven - Department of Materials Engineering, Belgium, Jerzy Gawad, Dirk Roose KU Leuven - Department of Computer Science, Belgium, Yuguo An, Hans Mulder - Tata Steel Research and Development, The Netherlands

  • Influences of the data acquisition and production processes on the reliability and prognosis quality of simulations with scattering variables
    Roland Niemeier, Johannes Will - Dynardo GmbH

  • Interaction of solver settings / idealisation / material card for different explicit solvers on bending load cases
    A. Fertschej, P. Reithofer, M. Rollant - 4a engineering GmbH

  • Crashworthiness design tolerance optimization using LS-OPT
    Katharina Witowski - DYNAmore GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, Anirban Basudhar, Nielen Stander, Imtiaz Gandikota - Livermore Software Technology Corporation, Livermore, USA

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