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Accelerating vehicle heat protection analysis to find problems earlier in the design process


Accelerating vehicle heat protection analysis to find problems earlier in the design process

The automotive industry is going through disruptive changes with the adoption of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS systems) to vehicle electrifications. Western original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) today need to survive the present demands while winning the future with new innovative technology. OEMs are embracing simulation-based design to reduce design time while lowering costs. To be successful, they need fast and accurate methods to capture real-world operating conditions.

Thermal heat protection and aerodynamics are a couple of key design criteria needed for minimizing energy use for improving vehicle performance. This webinar introduces how OEMs can conduct a simulation in days for what used to take weeks, and how the complete workflow from computer-aided design (CAD) to results can be reduced even down to hours.

In the first half, we’ll demonstrate the actual workflow for setting up and running the simulation. In the second half, we’ll introduce how this is being customized and adopted at different OEMs.

You will learn:

  • How to implement a heat protection workflow

    • Automated data management: spend less time building and more time analyzing
    • All-in-one multi-physics: multiple system interactions in single simulation
    • Rapid turnaround: iterate easier to innovate faster
  • Heat protection in production

    • Overall guidelines to provide powerful automation with a quick turnaround time
    • Custom import of 1000’s components to maximize the transfer of information
    • Automation of complex drive cycles based upon event-driven changes
    • Automation of post-processing to find problems faster
    • Adding a custom interface to simplify workflow and allow engineers to focus on the design, not the process

Meet the speakers

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Daniel Steen

Solutions Consultant, Simcenter 3D Fluids Center of Excellence

Daniel is a Solutions Consultant for Simcenter fluid dynamics software. Starting from an aeronautical engineering background, Dan has since assisted major American automotive and heavy equipment manufacturers with the use of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ for vehicle thermal management simulations since joining CD-adapco (now Siemens) in 2015.

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Frederick Ross

Director, Simcenter solutions for Automotive and Transportation

Frederick started with CD-adapco in 1989, which was acquired in 2016 by Siemens and has extensive experience working with customers on applications such as vehicle heat protection, aerodynamics, and passenger thermal comfort. Frederick has been directly involved development process enabling automation of virtual vehicle simulation all the way from CAD to results. Frederick is currently working with the STAR-CCM+ product management team to help customers streamline their in-house process.

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Sunil Karri

Program Manager

Sunil Karri is an experienced program manager with the Siemens Engineering and Consulting team. He has expertise in several CFD applications including aerodynamics, thermal management and multiphase flows. He has worked closely with multiple automotive companies to develop strategic roadmaps that helped achieve VTM simulation capabilities at various levels of fidelity. He oversaw the development and deployment of VTM best practices in production through custom workflow solutions that helped accelerate productivity at customer sites. He earned his masters degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas where he specialized in fluid dynamics and numerical methods.

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