SIMULIA Regional User Meetings
Great Lakes Regional User Meeting
Bjorn van Uem
The Virtual Engineering Hub, MBS Development Group Leader, Jaguar Land Rover
Multi-body dynamics and vehicle dynamics expert within the automotive and motor racing industry, with more than 15 years’ experience in multi body simulation for a broad range of applications, such as ride comfort, handling, durability, powertrain, driveline, integration with control systems and driving simulators.
In recent years I’ve been responsible for standardizing, advancing and rolling out MBS simulation across many departments within Jaguar Land Rover, to improve the efficiency of the product development process and facilitate well informed engineering decisions.
- MBS Development Group Leader at Jaguar Landrover, Gaydon (July 2015 to present)
- Mechanical Simulation Engineer at Mercedes AMG HPP, Brixworth (January 2015 to June 2015)
- Technical Director at SIMPACK UK, Leicester (June 2003 to January 2015)
- Vehicle Dynamicist at Jordan Grand Prix, Silverstone (July 2001 to May 2003)
- R&D Engineer at Reynard Motorsport, Brackley (October 2000 to June 2001)
- Project Engineer at CAM UK, Northampton (January 99 to September 2000)
1992 - 1998
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
1985 - 1992
Marianum, Groenlo, The Netherlands
As virtual engineering becomes more and more important in the product development process, JLR has created a new organizational structure with a new central Virtual Engineering Hub to manage CAE methods development and virtual prototyping, with the aim of improving the quality of CAE and its contribution to the overall product development process. More efficient CAE processes enable robust engineering decisions to be made during early phases of a vehicle programme thus avoiding very costly changes later on, whilst also improving the quality of our products.
As part of the process, the Virtual Engineering Hub has adopted and deployed the Simpack Wizard concept. The Virtual Engineering Hub produces and distributes simulation scenarios and vehicle models and develops new simulation methods.
The organizational structure and processes that were put in place for centralized model build and methods development will be presented as well as the reasons for choosing Simpack and employing the Simpack Wizard concept.
In addition an overview of the automotive database developed at JLR will be given and examples shown.