October 18-19, 2018 | Berlin, Germany
Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering
The application of numerical simulation incorporating digital human models characterizes the next exciting step in automotive development. Applying human models in comfort, ergonomics, occupant safety and other disciplines promises to overcome limitations imposed by the use of real humans or their mechanical surrogates. Computer simulations with digital human models provide better understanding and deeper insight into comfort, ergonomics and safety issues and thus enable further optimization of automotive designs.
In May 2007 carhs.training gmbh hosted the first International Symposium on “Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Safety.” This one day event focused on applications of human models in passive safety. Scientific lectures from renowned researchers, presentations of the software manufacturers on the state of their computer models of humans and reports from industry on the application of numerical Human Models in automotive development formed a most interesting conference.
Impressed by the quality of this first symposium, the participants suggested to hold the conference every other year and to extend the scope of the symposium beyond safety applications and to include other aspects of the use of human models in automotive engineering. In October 2018 the 7th International Symposium on “Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering” will be held.
The symposium intends to continue and further advance the dialog between researchers, software developers and industrial users of human models. It is again organized in cooperation with Wayne State University‘s renowned Bioengineering Centre, which has been a pioneer and leading institution in biomechanics research for automotive safety for 75 years.