automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2017

automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2017

Hanau, April 2017
39 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.



Optimization: Topology optmization

  • Application of Topology Optimization and the related challenges
    Prof. Dr. Lothar Harzheim, Adam Opel AG –ITDC

  • Topology Optimization for finding best component layouts
    Axel Schumacher, University of Wuppertal

  • Topology optimization with integrated casting simulation suitable for a continuous development process
    Thilo Franke, Sierk Fiebig,Jürgen Sellschopp, Volkswagen AG Werk Braunschweig, Thomas Vietor, TU Braunschweig

  • Development of a carbon fiber, thermoplastic matrix gear box
    Raik Rademacher, Monika Kreuzmann, P+Z Engineering GmbH

  • Simulation driven design of an engine bracket
    Reinhard Helfrich, Andreas Schuernemann, INTES GmbH

  • Topology optimization with NVH constraints
    André Backes, TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH

Safety: Stability of dummy models, including scatter of hardware dummies

  • Managing dummy variability in a virtual world
    Richard P. Brown, Jaguar Land Rover Limited

  • Variability of THOR dummy measurements in sled and component tests
    Andre Eggers, BASt - Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen

  • The THOR-50 M FE model - First step towards a borderline feature to represent the variability between different THOR-50 M chest hardware
    Christian Hach, Humanetics Europe GmbH, Zaifei Zhou, Humanetics

  • Assessment of a variable THOR model
    Richard P. Brown, Jaguar Land Rover Limited

  • The (ir)relevance of stochastic variations on the road towards integrated safety systems
    Martin Tyssens, TASS International

Strength: Failure models for adhesives

  • Modelling of Adhesively Bonded Joints for Practical Applications - State of the Art? 
    Frank Burbulla – Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG; Simon Schilli – Hochschule Offenburg; Pascal Collins – Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

  • Simulation of adhesively bonded hybrid structures: reducing complexity by use of meta models
    Sandro Wartzack, Christian Witzgall, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Adhesive modeling for coated metal structures
    Marian Bulla, Altair Engineering GmbH, Alexander Droste, Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH Materials Engineering Center

  • A new material model to simulate the thermo-visco-elastic behavior of adhesives within the curing process with LS-DYNA
    Thomas Klöppel, André Haufe, DYNAmore GmbH, Alexander Droste, Deep Wang, Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH Materials Engineering Center

Durability: Virtual proofing ground, determination of load collectives

  • Assessment of the influencing parameters in fully analytically-derived road loads
    Markus Wick, Ford-Werke GmbH

  • How to handle usage variability in durability engineering
    Klaus Dreßler, Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM

  • Simulation-based dynamic stress analysis for cables and hoses
    Fabio Schneider,Joachim Linn, Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM
  • Determining road profiles and tire loads using virtual iteration and tire models for multi body simulation
    Oliver Grieshofer, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Otmar Gattringer, Magna Powertrain Engineering Center Steyr GmbH & Co KG
  • Workflow from Determination of Virtual Road Load Data in Adams to Durability Analysis
    Karsten Thielecke, MSC.Software GmbH

Crash: Material and failure models of plastics

  • Challenges in crash simulation of plastic material behavior
    Beate Lauterbach, Adam Opel AG

  • On the Time and Temperature Dependent Behaviour of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Subjected to Low-Velocity Impact
    Stefan Kolling, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
  • Quasi standards and challenges in the crash characterization for plastics damage and adiabatic heating in correlation with strain field and dilatation
    Frank Huberth, Jörg Lienhard, Dominik Discher, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffdynamik IWM
  • *MAT_4A_MICROMEC – micro mechanic based material model in LS-DYNA
    Peter Reithofer, 4a engineering GmbH
  • Crash simulation of short fiber reinforced thermoplastics with MF-GenYld+CrachFEM based on the fiber orientation tensor
    Gernot Oberhofer, Harry Dell, Matthias Vogler, MATFEM - Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer
  • Insights into the simulation of failure of ductile plastics
    Megan Lobdell, Brian Croop, Hubert Lobo, DatapointLabs

NVH: Squeak and rattle, groaning

  • Detection of squeak and rattle before physical prototypes, is it possible?
    Steve Fisher, Jaguar Land Rover Limited
  • Predicting squeak noise using the Harmonic Balance Method
    Konrad Weisheit, Steffen Marburg,  Technical University Munich
  • Squeak & rattle prevention – Why you should not wait for your first prototype
    Ismail Benhayoun, Altair Product Design Sweden
  • Time and frequency domain approaches for simulation Buzz Squeak and Rattle
    Willem van Hal, Dragomir Deltchev, Arnaud Caillet, ESI Group
  • Model set up and analysis tools for squeak and rattle in LS-DYNA
    Mehrdad Moridnejad, Volvo Car Group, Thanassis Fokilidis, BETA CAE Systems S.A.
  • Meta modelling of signals in time or frequency domain for NVH applications
    Steffen Klonk, DYNARDO GmbH

Young Scientist Presentation

  • Advanced method development for form optimization of airbag geometry
    Bharath Anantharamaiah, ARRK Engineering

CAE-General: Multi trade simulation, influence of manufacturing on material and product

  • Real wall thickness CAE model of automotive HDPE fuel tanks: generation, usage and impact on vibrational behavior
    Dirk Rensink, Andrea Werner, Adam Opel AG
  • Microstructure-based modeling of the damage behavior of long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFTs)
    Jörg Hohe, Sascha Fliegener, Fraunhofer IWM
  • Hierarchical multi-scale modelling: introducing local property evolution in the manufacturing process simulation chain while keeping calculation time under control
    J. Gawad, P. Eyckens, Md. Khairullah, M. Seefeldt, D. Roose, A. Van Bael, KU Leuven
  • Increasing predictability of crashworthiness utilizing a new approach to estimate damage parameters from forming analysis results
    Christian Liebold, André Haufe, DYNAmore GmbH - Gesellschaft für FEM Ingenieurdienstleistungen, Markus Feucht, Daimler AG, Peter Middendorf, Institut für Flugzeugbau, Universität Stuttgart
  • A general concept for virtual manufacturing and performance coupling for endless fibre reinforced plastics
    André Berger, ESI Engineering System International GmbH, Thomas Pyttel, Dominic Hühn, TH Mittelhessen Campus Gießen
  • Considering the local anisotropy - simulation process chain for short- and longfiber reinforced thermoplastic
    Peter Reithofer, Bernhard Jilka, Artur Fertschej, 4a engineering GmbH
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