April 16 – 17, 2024 | Frankfurt/Hanau, Germany

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The times given here refer to CEST = UTC+2h

09:00 Welcome
Dr.-Ing. Dirk Ulrich - carhs.training gmbh

Full Vehicle Simulation: Sensors and actuators in automated driving simulation

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Axel Hänschke - CPS Pekka Stuckert Consulting Unternehmensberatung
09:30 Industrial Requirements Full Vehicle Simulation: Sensors and Actuators in Automated Driving Simulation
Jürgen Wille - FrontMod GmbH

10:00 Credible and Adaptable Perception Sensor Models for Virtual Validation of ADAS/AD Functions
Stefan Kirschbichler, Simon Genser - Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

10:30 AI-Powered Virtual Testing: Safeguarding AV Sensors for Complex Scenarios
Prof. Dr. Franz Wotawa - TU Graz; Dr. Mihai Nica - AVL List GmbH

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Towards Credible Perception Sensor Simulation: How to deal with uncertainties in model validation?
Dr.-Ing. Philipp Rosenberger - Persival GmbH

12:00 How to leverage simulation in ADAS development?
Gagan Gopal - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence GmbH; David Mear - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

12:30 Simulating road weather for ADAS and AD in real-time
Samu Karanko, Petri Marjava - Vaisala Oyj

13:00 Lunch Break

Multi Simulation: Coupled Electro/Thermal/Chemical/Fluid Analysis of Batteries

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Dirk Rensink - SEGULA Technologies Germany
14:00 tba.
14:30 Numerical modelling of thermal runaway in Li-ion battery modules
Luis Otavio Cortes Magalhaes, Benjamin Schaufelberger - Fraunhofer-Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI

14:55 The digital battery: advanced physical simulation models for cell development and characterization
Dr. Jochen Zausch, Jan Lammel, Dr. Dariusz Niedziela, Dr. Falco Schneider - Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM

15:20 Coffee Break
15:50 Multiphysical battery modeling with a focus on crash failure
Klemens Jantscher - Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

16:15 Lifetime modeling of modern BEV batteries
Mohammadali Mirsalehian, Rüdiger Beykirch, Dominik Thien - FEV Europe GmbH

16:40 Advancing Battery Technology through Unlimited Multiphysics Analysis
Dr. Johannes Sperber - Comsol Multiphysics GmbH

17:05 Comparison of a fully coupled 3D electrothermal battery model with a common sequential 1D/3D simulation approach for EDAG´s second life battery
Fabian Möller, Nishant Jakhiya, Ronny Katzorke, Dr. Andreas Viehmann - EDAG Engineering GmbH


Material Modeling - Focus Crash: Material and Failure Models for Cast Metals,
especially Giga-Castings

Chair: Bart Peeters Weem - BMW AG
09:30 Study of crash CAE technology for aluminum die-cast car bodies
Kenichiro Fukagawa - Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

10:00 Materials modelling. From crack growth in aluminium plates with Abaqus to fracture in crash of aluminium wheels linking injection with ANSA and PAMCRASH
Dr. Andrés-Amador Garcia Granada - IQS School of Engineering

10:30 Experimental and theoretical prediction of a micromechanics-based stress state dependent failure model for ductile materials in ABAQUS, LS-DYNA and PAM-CRASH
Sirus Rafiee - Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Material and failure criteria in Altair Radioss for modelling of large casted structures
Marian Bulla - Altair Engineering GmbH

12:00 New Modular Material framework applied to casted components: Handling manufacturing simulation results in performance evaluation
Jean-Christophe Allain, Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Müller, Dr.-Ing. Dominic Hühn, Mathieu Moerckel - ESI Group

12:30 Controlled-Fracture-Driven CAE Analysis of Aluminum-Based Lightweight Structures in Crashworthiness Applications: SAMP-1 plus GISSMO
Ovidi Casals, Alejandro Domínguez, Pedro Marijuan, Ángel Sillero - Applus IDIADA

13:00 Lunch Break

CAE Process & QA: Material Testing, Modeling & Data Management

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Boris Künkler - Opel Automobile GmbH
14:00 From basic specimen to material card – daily challenges and opportunities from the Volkswagen perspective
Dr.-Ing. Tony Porsch - Volkswagen AG

14:30 Variable Material Characterization of FRPs and their Recyclates from Combined Test and Simulation Data
Dr. Hannes Grimm-Strele - Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM et al.

15:00 Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Crack Propagation in Float Glass
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Pyttel - TH Mittelhessen Campus Gießen; Dr. Helge Liebertz - Volkswagen AG; Dr.-Ing. Dominic Hühn, Jan Kappmeyer - ESI Group

15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Integrated Experimental Analysis, Modeling, and Validation of High-Performance Unidirectional Thermoplastic Composite Lamina
Dr. Daniel Campos Murcia - Applus DatapointLabs; Brian Croop - DatapointLabs

16:30 From Raw Material to CAE. Data Management in the Generation of Material Cards at Newgentechs
Daniel Muñoz Valentin, Alberto Regidor, Javier Ferrer Revenga - newgentechs

17:00 Function Data Management for Virtual Vehicle Development
Michael Baumann, Dirk Kress - Karakun AG


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Durability / Fatigue: Durability and Fatigue of Battery Packs, their Housings
and Supporting Structures

Chair: Frank Braunroth - SEGULA Technologies GmbH
08:30 Industrial Requirement Durability and Fatigue of Battery Packs, their Housings and Supporting Structures
Dr.-Ing. Dirk Ulrich - carhs.training gmbh

09:00 Presentation State of Research, Speaker tba.
09:30 Fatigue life Calculation and Joining Technology for Battery Frames in the Automotive Industry
Axel Werkhausen - Engineering Center Steyr GmbH & Co KG

10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Test and simulation challenges and solutions for battery fatigue
Dr. rer. nat. Michael Hack - Siemens Industry Software GmbH

11:00 Battery Pack Vibration Fatigue Assessment by Abaqus and fe-safe
Dr. Jaehwan Choi - Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp

12:00 Lunch Break

Occupant Safety: HBMs for Occupant Safety , Including Autonomous Vehicles

Chair: Stefan Kirschbichler - VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH
08:30 Integration of Human Body Models in Occupant Safety – Challenges and Opportunities from Volkswagen’s perspective
Christoph Vieler, Dr. Debasis Sahoo, Fenna Neumann, Ernst Glas - Volkswagen AG

09:00 Development of Human Body Model (HBM) for Virtual Testing and Product Development
Stefan Kirschbichler - VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH; Dr. Chirag Shah - Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc.

09:30 Hans – a High Fidelity Human Body Model for the Automotive Industry
Alexander Gromer, Dr.-Ing. Dirk Freßmann - DYNAmore GmbH

10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Addressing industry positioning challenges of Human Body models with the aid of ANSA
Thanassis Lioras - BETA CAE Systems S.A.

11:00 Realistic articulation and positioning of Human Body Models in vehicle safety simulations
Manu Agarwal - Arup India Private Ltd; Dr. Galal Mohamed - Arup

11:30 Altair HyperWorks – Application of HBMs in Occupant Safety Tools and Advanced Physical Positioning using Machine Learning
Vincent Dampuré - Altair Engineering GmbH; Dr. Franck Njilie Adamou - Altair Development France

12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Keynote:
The role of CAE in handling the Grand Challenges of Hydrogen Production, Storage and Use in cars

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Rensink - SEGULA Technologies Germany


AI, ML, Big Data: Hybrid Twins Based on Simulations and Tests

Chair: Alexander Frederic Walser - ASC-S Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e. V.
13:30 AI Integration in Structural CAE Analysis: Are We Addressing the Right Challenges?
Dr. Fabiola Cavaliere - Centro Técnico de SEAT, S.A.

14:00 Towards accelerated crash simulations: Finite Element Method Integrated Networks (FEMIN)
Simon Thel - Volkswagen AG + TU München; Dr. Lars Greve, Dr. Bram van de Weg, Prof. Dr. Patrick van der Smagt - Volkswagen AG

14:30 How Simulation Models can Learn from Real World Test Data
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM GmbH

15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Applications of Model Order Reduction comparing test and simulation results
Clemens-August Thole - SIDACT GmbH; Dr. Masahiro Okamura - JSOL Corporation; Dominik Borsotto, Vinay Krishnappa - SIDACT GmbH

16:00 Simulation Data Management Systems: The Foundation to Integrate ML and Data Analysis Techniques
Dr. Ferenc Leichsenring, Dr. Martin Liebscher, Marko Thiele - SCALE GmbH

16:30 Real-Time Multiphysics Twins by Extending Simulation Apps with Surrogate Models
Dr. Thorsten Koch - Comsol Multiphysics GmbH

17:00 Summary and Closing Remarks
Rainer Hoffmann - carhs.training gmbh



Program subject to change.