From April 03, 2012 to April 04, 2012 Congress Park Hanau, Schlossplatz 1,
The automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2012 is sponsored by SIMULIA.
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 assess 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.
Challenges in virtual vehicle development: Despite of significant progress in simulation technology and impressive results in industrial application there remains a number of problems (challenges) which prevent a “100% digital prototyping”.
Grand Challenge as a platform for dialog: The automotive CAE Grand Challenge stimulates the dialog between users, scientists and software developers in order to solve these challenges.
The Challenges for 2012 have been determined through a survey among CAE experts in the automotive industry. The Challenges for 2012 are:
Crash: Material- and Failure Models for Composites
Safety: Stability and Robustness of FE Dummy Models
Durability: Hypotheses for Damage Accumulation
NVH: Vibration Comfort
CAE General: Robust Design
CAE General: Simulation Data Management along the Development Process
In the conference one session will be dedicated to each “Grand Challenge”.