The past few years have been exciting for the global automotive industry. Governments, market sectors and consumers are demanding better fuel efficiency and reduced environmental impact while also insisting on more functionality in their vehicles.
The geometric complexity, advanced physics and interaction among physics, components and systems in automotive applications present some incredibly challenging engineering problems. Simulation-Driven Product Development is a key success factor in this highly competitive automotive marketplace. Employing simulation technologies at the earliest stages of design has become indispensable in reducing development cycle times, lowering costs and spurring innovation.
The ASWC features presentations from world automotive leader who are solving these complex challenges with the help of engineering simulation technology. Insightful keynote speakers from such visionary companies as John Deere and MAN Bus & Truck will be complemented by trailblazers like BMW, Volkswagen, Dallara Engineering and Magneti Marelli.
It’s a unique opportunity to get a comprehensive update on the latest technologies in engineering simulation for the worldwide automotive industry.
Topics of Interest
- Aerodynamics, including aero-elasticity, rain water management and vehicle soiling; body-in-white, including strength, durability, crashworthiness and safety
- Chassis, including axles, suspension, mechanisms, kinematic behaviour and shock absorbers
- Climate control, including heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, passenger comfort, defogging, defrosting and solar loading
- Engine design, including in-cylinder flow, spray, combustion, engine cooling and durability
- Manufacturing processes, including painting, cavity waxing, thermoforming, blow moulding, coating, extrusion and welding
- Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), including aero-acoustics, buffeting, vibro-acoustics and brake squealing
- Powertrain, including gearboxes, fuel systems, tank filling and sloshing, exhaust systems, after-treatment, fans, pumps, turbo chargers and torque converters, filters and separators, fuel cells and hybrid electric technology
- Thermal management, including brake cooling, underhood cooling, piston and electronic cooling
- Vehicle components, including airbags, hydraulics, valves, lighting equipment and tyres
- Electronic devices, including electric drives and machines, antennas for GPS and radio, keyless entry systems, motor control, radar and safety electronics
- Composites Structures and light weight design
- Embedded Systems