CAE Grand Challenge 2021

19 October 2021 - 20 October 2021
Germany, Hybrid (Hanau & Virtual)
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Egon Wiedekind
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The automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2021 goes Hybrid!


Background, Concept and Implementation

In the last 40 years computer simulation has become an indispensable tool of automotive development. 

Challenges in virtual vehicle development

Despite of significant progress in simulation technology and impressive results in industrial application there remains a number of challenges.

The Grand Challenge as a platform for dialog

The automotive CAE Grand Challenge stimulates the exchange between users, scientists and software developers in order to solve these challenges. 

Sponsoring & Presentation


ESI is Gold sponsor of this event.


Furthermore we invite you to our presentations.

ESI expert Alexandre Dumon will present on the following topic: Application in UPSCALE H2020 project of AI enhanced methods for the prediction of battery short circuit in crash scenarios at 4.30 pm on Oct 19th.

Agathe Reille will present on Reduced Order Model for a local-global approach on spotwelds in car crash at 10.30 am on Oct 19th.

Alexandre Dumon

Lightweight Materials, ESI

Agathe Reille

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About Virtual Performance

Experience the Power of the Software that Revolutionized Crash Safety and Pushed the Boundaries of Innovation

There might be nothing more important about your design than the way it performs – from safety, lightweight features, durability, drivability, noise, and vibration. Yet, how many times have you found yourself with a less than ideal outcome because you were too far into the development cycle by the time you realized a change needed to be made? Or maybe you struggle to predict the impact that new lightweight material will have on your product's performance. Let's not forget the endless amount of time and money spent on multiple design iterations, re-tooling, and physical prototypes, which can hinder you from creating the innovative designs you know you and your team are capable of.

Designing a Lightweight Vehicle

Optimizing performance for lightweight designs impacts all components and architectures of modern vehicles. Virtual Prototyping helps you evaluate different material options or joining techniques created early in the design phase. With virtual testing, you can spot design issues from the start, ensuring your vehicle will meet the expected safety, performance, and cost-efficient, lightweight requirements – all while shortening your design cycle.

Designing the Safest Vehicle

With the automotive industry committed to making “Vision Zero”, a world without traffic fatalities, a reality, there will be no compromise on safety. New electrified vehicles need to deliver on safety, and the list of regulation requirements are growing fast. With electric powertrains and autonomous driving, OEMs are challenged to ensure that these vehicles maintain the same levels of safety, performance and cost-efficiency as the vehicles that came before them.

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