Automotive Simulation World Congress




  • 105 presentations by speakers from 12 countries
  • 550+ attendees
  • Keynotes: BMW, Honda Japan, Ferrari, Brose, ZF-TRW, Qualcomm, etc
  • Prominent Auto OEM Presentations: BMW, VW, Tesla Motors, Opel, Honda, Hyundai, PSA, Volvo Cars
  • Prominent Supplier Presentations: Bosch, Continental, Brose, ZF-TRW, Webasto, Schaeffler


Jim Cashman


"Engineering the Internet of Things"
Dr. Grzegroz Ombach
Dr. Grzegroz Ombach

VP of Engineering, Qualcomm

"Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging as an Example of Breakthrough Innovation"
Manfred Adams
Manfred Adams

VP of Development, Brose Group

"The Virtual Product – Still a Vision?"

Ferdinando Cannizzo
Ferdinando Cannizzo

Head of Powertrain Electrification, Ferrari

"Driving Innovation Through Simulation in Ferrari"
Tosh Tambe
Tosh Tambe

Amazon Web Services

"Race to Optimal Design"
Philippe Trautmann
Philippe Trautmann

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

"Achieving Extreme Performance with HPC for Big Data Innovation"

Sandeep Sovani
Sandeep Sovani

Director, Global Automotive Industry, ANSYS

"Simulating Smart, Efficient Vehicles"

Eric Bantegnie
Eric Bantegnie

VP of System Business
Unit at ANSYS

"Using lessons learned from aerospace and railways in electronics, software and system development of autonomous vehicles"
Dr. Dirk Linse
Dr. Dirk Linse


"The BMW Vision and Strategy in Engine Simulation"
Joachim Noack
Joachim Noack

Chief Engineer CAE

"Product Development Strategies in the Era of Globalization and Vehicle Electrification"
Atsushi Ogawa
Atsushi Ogawa

Head of Aerodynamics, at Honda R&D Japan

"CFD History at Honda and Future Prospects"

Stephan Gillich
Stephan Gillich

Director at Intel

"Fuel your insight to democratize simulation driven design"


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DAY 1 — June 7 — Tuesday
Welcome Address – Dr. Sandeep Sovani, Director of Global Automotive Industry, ANSYS – “Simulating Smart, Efficient Vehicles”
Keynote — Jim Cashman, CEO, ANSYS – “Engineering the Internet of Things”
Keynote — Dr. Grzegroz Ombach, VP of Engineering, Qualcomm – “Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging as an Example of Breakthrough Innovation”
Keynote — Manfred Adams, VP of Development, Brose Group – “The Virtual Product – Still a Vision?”
Keynote — Ferdinando Cannizzo, Head of Powertrain Electrification, Ferrari – “Driving Innovation Through Simulation in Ferrari”
Keynote — Tosh Tambe, Amazon Web Services – “Race to Optimal Design”
Keynote — Philippe Trautmann, Hewlett Packard Enterprise – “Achieving Extreme Performance with HPC for Big Data Innovation”
Automotive Simulation World Congress
ANSYS Electronics Simulation Expo
Engine: Fuel Injection Powertrain: Intake and Exhaust Body and Chassis: Brakes eMobility: Motors and Generators Electronics: Thermal–Structural Reliability Antenna Design for IoT applications Power and Thermal Management for Complex Chips, Packages and IC
Session Chair: P. Mandloi Session Chair: R. Reinelt Session Chair: A. Khondge Session Chair: G. Prillwitz Session Chair: O. Haedrich Session Chair: M. Laudien Session Chair: S. Muff
L. Foley (ANSYS)
Comprehensive multi-physics simulations of cavitating and non-cavitating high pressure Diesel injectors
F. Hartmann (TU Freiberg)
Investigation of the engine intake flow using high-resolved LES
S. Weiland (ZF-TRW)
Efficient CAE-tools and processes to support brake-squeal counter measure development
D. Dinulovic (Würth Elektronik)
 Development of an electromagnetic energy harvesting generator
U. Lautenschlager (Continental) 
Optimal design of automotive multimedia systems
Keynote - P. Whale (Iotic Labs) 
Why isn't the Internet of Things more like the internet and how to fix it
M. Gavaises (City Univ of London) 
Flow and cavitation in Diesel fuel injector nozzles
A. Matyas (Continental)
Dynamical pressure shock simulation in the silencer
J. Lee (Hyundai Motor Co)
Experimental valid-ation of CAE and implementation of additional factors for brake squeal simulation
M. Stokmaier (Dynardo)
 Sensitivity analysis and optimization of an electric motor
D. Kraetschmer (Bosch) 
Simulation concept for the virtual assessment of the transient electro-thermal behaviour of PCB-based ECUs
M. Kopp (ANSYS) 
Simulation of installed antenna performance on large structures
M. Schmitt (ANSYS) 
Solutions for Electronics Systems/IoT Electronics (Signal, Power, Thermal, Structural)
J. Shi (Delphi)
Simulation methodology for advance Diesel injection and combustion development
S. Engeda (BMW)
Influence of maldistribution on the cumulative emission of a three-way-converter
M. Sielemann (Modelon) 
Systems engineering solutions: Antilock braking system example
O. Haedrich (ANSYS)
Fast transient electromagnetic field simulation with time decomposition
T. Iberer (CADFEM)
Coupled electrical, thermal and mechanical reliability investigations for power electronic assemblies
C. Roemelsberger (CADFEM)
Designing better dual band antennas for IoT and other applications
M. Panagopoulou (Infineon) 
A Simulation approach for modeling the thermal behavior of chip, package, PCB and system
W. Sander (Bosch)
CFD simulation of the hydraulic pressure analyzer (HDA) and validation of the measurement approach based on a common-rail injector
S. Meyer (FES Fanrzeugentwicklung Sachsen)
Multiphase CFD-analysis for filling of automotive SCR tank systems as basis for design optimization
D. Davies (D2H Engineering)
Accelerated and validated brake cooling development using CAE tools
M. Brueck (EMMotive)
Integral approach for simulation-driven development of electric traction motors in automotive applications
R. Jaschke (Helmut Schmidt Univ)
In-rush current from LED lamps can destroy switches

N. Koch (Audi)
Challenges in radar sensor vehicle integration

E. Blanc (ANSYS)
Reducing Power Noise and improving reliability for high performance System on a Chip from early design stage to Signoff
Engine: In-Cylinder  Powertrain: Seals  Body and Chassis: Aerodynamics eMobility: Electric Drives  Electronics: Power Electronics  RF and Microwave Design for IoT Chip Package System (SI, PI, EMC)
Room: Asam I Room: Cuvillies II Room: Cuvillies I Room: Asam II Room: Effner I Room: Effner II Holl
Session Chair: W. Bauer Session Chair: T. Yugov Session Chair: T. Virdung Session Chair: L. Voss Session Chair: O. Haedrich Session Chair: M. Laudien Session Chair: S. Muff
E. Meeks (ANSYS)
Internal combustion engine simulation strategies
R. Siber (Adam Opel)
How simulation leads to compact damper filter boxes
N. Sykes (Red Bull Racing) 
Aerodynamic development and CFD workflow optimisation
J. Goss (Motor Design Ltd)
Efficiency map and drive cycle simulation for PMSMs
F. Niedermeier (BMW)
Analysis and optimization of inductive charging systems for electromobility
M. Kopp (ANSYS)
60 GHz wireless comms systems
G. Capello (U-Blox)
Thermal gradients in a cellular module for 2G/3G cellular communications
L. Schaefer (BMW)
Lagrangian spark ignition model accounting for spark-channel dynamics, diffusion and detailed chemical kinetics
Q. Ye (FhG-IPA)
Numerical simulation of seam sealing processes
C. Feichtinger (KTM)
Automated workflow for the drag reduction of racing motorcycles
J. Weis (Schaeffler)
Cooling of Electric drive systems — how CFD simulation supports product development
H. Edel (Ing Büro Edel) 
Comparison between simulation and measurement of transformer and inductor losses (Presented in German Language)
T. DeVarco (SGI) 
Speeding electro-magnetic simulation of single chips to complete module laminate assemblies at Qorvo(R)
Solving package and printed circuit board converter power and delivery EMI challenges
L. Foley (ANSYS)
Internal combustion engine design and optimization
H. Inoue (Eagle Industry, Japan)
Sealing for pumps and turbos: Simulation-driven development of next-generation mechanical seals
C. Ribes (PSA)
Aerodynamic loads on a passenger car crossing a truck
H. Steinhart (Steinbeis Transferzentrumfür Leistungselektronik)
Interpretation and design of an electric drive for a motocross bike (Presented in German Language)
F. Larisch (Webasto) 
Multidisciplinary simulation based design of a high-efficiency, high-voltage heater for battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
A. Michel (ANSYS) 
Antennas and wireless devices interferences simulations within a vehicle
A. Levanto (Infineon) 
Customized adoption of HPC GUI for a non-uniform LSF cluster
D. Hain (TU Freiberg)
Investigation of soot formation processes in DISI engines using ethanol-based fuels
A. Tlili (Cyclam)
Optimization of an o-ring-like elastomer for static sealing in engine cooling system
P. Ekman (Linkopings Univ) 
Evaluation of the stress blended eddy simulation model for external aerodynamics applications
M. Hanke (CADFEM)
NVH analysis of drives
T. DeVarco (SGI) 
Maximizing electromagnetic computation throughput
M. Laudien (ANSYS)
Product update: HFSS
S. Muff (ANSYS) 
Product update: SI-PI
DAY 2 — June 8 — Wednesday
Keynote — Dr. Dirk Linse, BMW – “The BMW Vision and Strategy in Engine Simulation”
Keynote — Joachim Noack, Chief Engineer CAE, Global Lead CAE Braking, ZF TRW – “Product Development Strategies in the Era of Globalization and Vehicle Electrification”
Keynote — Atsushi Ogawa, Head of Aerodynamics and Thermal Management, Honda R&D Japan – “CFD History at Honda and Future Prospects”
Automotive Simulation World Congress
ANSYS Electronics Simulation Expo
Engine: Turbocharging Powertrain: Cooling and Lubrication Body and Chassis: Aero Optimization Body and Chassis: Manufacturing & Structural Integrity Systems Simulation and Embedded Software Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Session Chair: W. Bauer Session Chair: P. Mandloi Session Chair: A. Wade Session Chair: M. Oswald Session Chair: L. Johnson Presented in German Language Presented in English Language
M. Kainz (ANSYS)
An integrated design proecss for turbochargers
A. Boemer (Deutz)
Efficient simulation of boiling effects at engine cooling jackets
F. Menter (ANSYS)
SBES Turbulence Models
T. Vibrans (VW)
Inductive heating of shaped blanks for hot stamping of car body parts
L. Johnson (ANSYS)Multidomain multifidelity system simulation of electrified vehicle systems Simulation komplexer verkoppelter Antenennsysteme für Kommunikation und Radar: effiziente Lösungen zur Modellierung und zur Berechnung Efficient design flow for electromagnetic and thermal simulation of complex electronic systems developing automotive and IoT applications
R. Wildhofer (BMW)
Fluid–structure interaction in the exhaust system of turbocharged petrol engines
P. Illg (John Deere)
CFD investigation of rotating gears in oil
C. Harley (Wirth Research)
Truck aerodynamics optimisation - realised
M. Kellermeyer (CADFEM)
Topology optimization for additive manufacturing using a wheel-rim example
H. Tummescheit (Modelon)
Executable requirements to the rescue: Using Modelica and FMI to evaluate requirements compliance early in the system design
V. Boxberger (TU Berlin)
Analysis of different transient simulation methods for the numerical computation of a radial exhaust gas turbine
C. Lynch (Code Product Solutions)
Combining CFD, FEA and scripting for efficient oil vane pump integrity assessment
T. Virdung (ANSYS)
Total vehicle simulation of the Volvo S80
R. Maia (CaetanoBus)
Complete bus-body simulation
X. Fornari (ANSYS)
Ensuring safety with ISO26262 and AUTOSAR compliant embedded software and auto-code generation
T. Czapka (VW)
Numerical investigation of casing treatment for compressor map enhancement
P. Mandloi (ANSYS)
Over 10x speed-up of engine cooling simulations with Reduced Order Models (ROMs)
J. Brunberg (Volvo Cars)
Duct optimization
T. Optiz (VW)
Coating dislocation by fast heating for press hardening in automotive context
J. Bayani (Tesla Motors)
Automotive system virtual prototyping and design for reliability
HPC and Cloud Computing Powertrain: Lightweighting  Body and Chassis: Wind Noise eMobility: Power Systems Autonomous Driving and ADAS Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Room: Asam I Room: Cuvillies II Room: Cuvillies I Room: Asam II Room: Holl Room: Klenze Room: Holl
Session Chair: Wim Slagter Session Chair: T. Yugov Session Chair: A. Khondge Session Chair: L. Foley Session Chair: X. Fornari Presented in German Language Presented in English Language
A. Clarich (Esteco)
Highly-efficient design optimization for automotive applications
F. Franchini (Enginsoft)
Structural and material optimization of BorgWarner tensioner arms
M. Oswald (ANSYS)
Deterministic aero-vibro acoustics for wind noise prediction
D. Grossi (Meta Systems)Efficient workflow for EMC and thermal modeling of a high-power battery charger for electric vehicle  L. Johnson (ANSYS)
Simulation of ADAS and autonomous vehicle systems
Simulation of complex coupled antenna systems for communication and radar: efficient solutions for modeling and calculation Effizienter Entwurf komplexer elektronischer Systeme für Automobil- und IoT-Anwendungen mittels elektromagnetischer und thermischer Simulation
T. Tambe (Amazon Web Services)
Reaching scale with cloud for automotive CAE simulation
P. Kestel (University of Erlangen)
Assistance system for automated and knowledge-based setup and evaluation of design-accompanying finite element analyses
K. Nusser (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
A fluid-structure interaction scheme for prediction of flow-induced low frequency buffeting noise – Part 1: Flow simulation
M. Ellis (Johnson Matthey Battery Systems)
Developing a CAE workflow for perfor-mance automotive battery systems: Managing knowledge flow in a multi-physics environment
(Deutsches Zentrumfür Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR)
Unifying control and verification for autonomous driving development
W. Gentzsch (Uber Cloud)
CFD simulations in the cloud, on demand, in novel software containers
D. Vickerman (GRM Consulting)
Advanced simulation methods for light-weighting within a passenger car powertrain
J. Rejlek (Virtual Vehicle)
A detached fluid–structure interaction scheme for prediction of flow-induced, low frequency, buffeting noise — Part 2: numerical workflow
R. Reinelt (ANSYS)
Recent advances in PEM fuel cell simulation methods
M. Kopp (ANSYS)
Autonomous vehicle radar: Improving radar performance with simulation


  • Best Engine Simulation: Winner – BMW
  • Best Powertrain Simulation: Winner – Deutz
  • Best Body & Chassis Simulation: Winner – Volvo Cars
  • Best eMobility & Autonomous Driving Simulation: Winner – EMMotive
  • Best Systems, HPC, and Cloud Simulation: Winner – Tesla Motors
  • Overall Best Automotive Simulation: Winner – ZF-TRW

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