April 20 – 21, 2021  |  Congress Park Hanau, Germany

ON SITE & ONLINE

automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2021

The automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2021 goes Hybrid!

Attendees can participate in the event on site in Hanau (Germany) or online.

Online attendees can watch all presentations, visit the exhibition and talk to the staff of the exhibitors via the web.

Background, Concept and Implementation

In the last 40 years computer simulation has become an indispensable tool of automotive development. 

Challenges in virtual vehicle development

Despite of significant progress in simulation technology and impressive results in industrial application there remains a number of challenges.

The 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. 

Grand Challenges 2021

The Grand Challenges for 2021 have been identified through a survey among simulation experts:

  • BODY STIFFNESS & STRENGTH: Modeling of Connections

  • CAE PROCESS & QUALITY: Comparing Test and Simulation

  • CRASH: Material Models for Battery Packs of Electric Vehicles 
  • DURABILITY: Vibration Fatigue of HV-Batteries 
  • FULL VEHICLE SIMULATION: Load Cases for Release of Automated Driving Functions
  • NOISE VIBRATION HARSHNESS: Variability Analysis
  • OCCUPANT SAFETY: Scatter including OOP Simulation

In the conference one session is dedicated to each of the most critical challenges, the "Grand Challenges".

In every session of the conference experts from industry, research and software development will explain how critical the individual challenge is for the virtual car development process and report about their efforts to overcome the challenge.