Automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2011, 19-20 April

You are welcome to visit us at the Automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2011, 19 - 20 April 2011. Hanau, Germany

In the last 20 years computer simulation has become an indispensable tool in automotive development. Tremendous progress in software and computer technology make it possible today to access product and process performance before physical prototypes have been built. Applications of computer simulation cover nearly all aspects of product and process design form crashworthiness to manufacturability.

Despite of significant progress in simulation technology and impressive results in industrial application there remains a number of problems (challenges) which prevent the move to a “100% digital prototyping”.

The automotive CAE Grand Challenge stimulates the dialog between users, scientists and software developers in order to promote the solution of these challenges. Annually the most important (grand) challenges – whose resolution would further increase the possibilities of computer simulation in automotive development – are being identified through a survey among simulation experts of the automotive industry. The challenges identified in 2011 are:

  • Crash: Models of Connections (spot welds etc.)
  • Durability: Influence of Manufacturing Effects
  • NVH: Models for Damping Materials
  • Stamping: Material Models (including Failure)
  • Optimization: Topology and Shape Optimization
  • Analysis Process: Model Building, Process Automation, Quality Assurance

In the conference one session will be dedicated to each “Grand Challenge”. In each session a simulation expert from the automotive industry will first explain the importance of the individual challenge. Next a researcher will explain the state of research on the subject. This will be followed by presentations from the software companies involved in the discipline on their efforts to solve the individual challenge.

You are welcome to visit our booth in the accompanying exhibition.

Please find more information here.