April 08 – 09, 2025 | Frankfurt/Hanau, Germany

Here you see a recap of the program of the automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2024. As soon as the program of the 2025 conference is finalized, you will find it here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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
Industrial Requirements Full Vehicle Simulation: Sensors and Actuators in Automated Driving Simulation
Jürgen Wille - FrontMod GmbH

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

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

Towards Credible Perception Sensor Simulation: How to Deal with Uncertainties in Model Validation?
Dr.-Ing. Philipp Rosenberger - Persival GmbH

How to Leverage Simulation in ADAS Development?
Gagan Gopal - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence GmbH; David Mear - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Simulating Road Weather for ADAS and AD in Real-Time
Samu Karanko, Petri Marjava - Vaisala Oyj


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

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Dirk Rensink - SEGULA Technologies Germany
Industrial Requirements Multi Simulation Batteries
Dr.-Ing. Dirk Rensink - SEGULA Technologies Germany

Numerical Modelling of Thermal Runaway in Li-ion Battery Modules
Luis Otavio Cortes Magalhaes, Benjamin Schaufelberger, Dr. Simon Holz - Fraunhofer-Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI

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

Multiphysical Battery Modeling with a Focus on Crash Failure
Klemens Jantscher - Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

Lifetime Modeling of Modern BEV Batteries
Mohammadali Mirsalehian, Rüdiger Beykirch, Dominik Thien - FEV Europe GmbH

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

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
Study of Crash CAE Technology for Aluminum Die-cast Car Bodies
Kenichiro Fukagawa - Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Materials modelling. From Crack Growth in Aluminium Plates with Abaqus to Fracture in Crash of Aluminium Wheels Linking Injection with ANSA and PAMCRASH
Prof. Dr. Andrés-Amador Garcia Granada - IQS School of Engineering

Experimental and Theoretical Prediction of a Micromechanics-based Stress State Dependent Failure Model for Ductile Materials in ABAQUS, LS-DYNA and PAM-CRASH
Dr.-Ing. Sirus Rafiee - Waldaschaff Automotive GmbH

Material and Failure Criteria in Altair Radioss for Modelling of Large Casted Structures
Marian Bulla - Altair Engineering GmbH

Modelling of HPDC und LPDC Components with Material Model MF GenYld+CrachFEM
Gernot Oberhofer, Philipp van der Loos, Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

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

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


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

Chair: Thorsten Pohl - Stellantis
From Basic Specimen to Material Card – Daily Challenges and Opportunities from the Volkswagen Perspective
Dr.-Ing. Tony Porsch - Volkswagen AG

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.

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

Integrated Experimental Analysis, Modeling, and Validation of High-Performance Unidirectional Thermoplastic Composite Lamina
Dr. Daniel Campos Murcia - Applus DatapointLabs; Brian Croop - DatapointLabs

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

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



Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Occupant Safety: HBMs for Occupant Safety , Including Autonomous Vehicles

Chair: Stefan Kirschbichler - VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH
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

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.

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

Addressing Industry Positioning Challenges of Human Body Models with the aid of ANSA
Thanassis Lioras - BETA CAE Systems S.A.

Realistic Articulation and Positioning of Human Body Models in Vehicle Safety Simulations
Manu Agarwal - Arup India Private Ltd; Dr. Galal Mohamed - Arup

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

Human Body Models customization by advanced mesh morphing: parametric THUMS
Emanuele Di Meo - RBF Morph srl; Emanuele Lombardi, Andrea Lopez, Prof. Marco Evangelos Biancolini - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

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.
AI Integration in Structural CAE Analysis: Are We Addressing the Right Challenges?
Dr. Fabiola Cavaliere - Centro Técnico de SEAT, S.A.

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

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

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

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

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

Summary and Closing Remarks
Rainer Hoffmann - carhs.training gmbh


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

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

Experimental and Numerical Developments on Fatigue of Chassis Components: Conclusions from the Fatigue4Light H2020 Project
Prof. Dr. Lucia Barbu, Dr. Sergio Jimenez - International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE); Sergi Parareda - Eurecat - Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya

Fatigue Life Calculation and Joining Technology for Battery Frames in the Automotive Industry
Axel Werkhausen - Engineering Center Steyr GmbH & Co KG; Istvan Soproni - Cosma Engineering Europe GmbH

Test and Simulation Challenges and Solutions for Battery Fatigue
Dr. rer. nat. Michael Hack - Siemens Industry Software GmbH

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

Simulation-based Cable Durability: Relative and Absolute Predictions
Dr. Fabio Julian Schneider-Jung - Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM