Leading OEMs join Modeling, Simulation and Testing Automotive Lightweight Materials Conference 2017

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Modeling and simulation of lightweight materials and bonding joints is both time consuming and expensive at design stage. In addition, building prototypes and testing in crash scenarios adds immensely to the overall vehicle life cycle cost.

OEMs must therefore actively identify new methodologies to help reduce the gap between simulation results and physical testing data to ensure faster turnaround of vehicle development while maintaining complete structural integrity.

The New Methodologies for Modeling, Simulation and Testing Automotive Lightweight Materials Conference, to be held on July 26-27, 2017, Crown Plaza, Detroit, will address the immediate challenges for OEMs in modeling and simulation and provide best practice solutions for reducing the gap between simulation and testing.

Industry case studies from GM, Hyundai-Kia, Ford, Faraday Future, FCA and many more will provide benchmarking opportunities for attendees within the CAE, virtual design, crashworthiness and safety engineering disciplines.

Key speakers include:

– Dr Reza Bihamta, CAE expert, General Motors;

– Dr Salman Kahn, head of CAE, Faraday Future;

– Michael Guerrero, senior research engineer, Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center;

– Mohan Shanmugam, Modflow specialist and design integrity engineer, FCA Group;

– Steven Sheng, formability engineer, General Motors;

– Snehan Peshin, product manager for materials, Ford Motor Company;

– Natalia Navarrete Alzate, technical head of CAE, FCA Mexico;

– Jose Luis Galaviz, frame technical head, RAM Truck, FCA Group;

– Mohammed Omer, CAE crash and safety engineer, Ford Motor Company.

Key features of the two-day agenda including:

– Simulation of adhesive joining on composite and metallic body structures;

– Modeling and simulation of composite material properties (NHV/FEM);

– Modeling and simulation of metallic material properties (FEM/forming limit);

– Modeling and simulation of mixed joining technology (SPR/spot-welding).

This year’s event case studies:

How to successfully model adhesive joints

Addressing complex challenges and predicting future developments of modeling adhesive joints

Dr Reza Bihamta, CAE Specialist, General Motors

Methodology on how to model composite material properties in simulation

Streamlining the complexity of composite model to cut turnaround time of modeling and testing

Snehan Peshin, product manager (materials), Ford Motor Company

Aluminum forming limit

Adopting new methods to provide better accuracy in design and minimize material costs

Steven Sheng, formability engineer, General Motors.

For more information, visit www.modeling-simulation-lightweight-materials.com.

May 16, 2017

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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