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22-23 October 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

VirtualCarBody 2019

Simulation in car body related product and manufacturing engineering


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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

08.00h Registration and handover of conference documents

Welcome and conference introduction

Dr. Dirk Meine, Automotive Circle, DE

OEM progress reports: The virtual process chain I


The use of process chain simulation during the development of tools for the car body assemblies at AUDI AG

Volker Huthmacher, Audi AG, DE


Virtual identification of significant parameters regarding the quality of assemblies

Victor Schmadalla, Audi AG, DE


CAE driven development as a strategic tool

Dr. Harald Hasselblad, Volvo Car Corporation, SE

10.45h Coffee and contacts / Meet the Speakers

Virtual car body concepts


A generic, early concept design platform with a lightweight door application

 Vicky Iliopoulou, Flanders Make, BE


Rapid interactive structural analysis

Dr. Daniel  Weber, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), DE

12.15h Live polls in the conference auditorium
12.30h Lunch break / Meet the Speakers

OEM progress reports: The virtual process chain II


CAE in car body manufacturing at Hyundai

 Chulhong Rhie, Hyundai Motor Company, KR


Use and Potential of Simulation Data Management Systems

 Jens Barske, Volkswagen AG, DE

14.45h Coffee and contacts / Meet the speakers

Parallel workshops


Workshop 1


More Standards?

How can the virtual information exchange harmonised globally?


Workshop 2


Virtual Leadership?

How far can and should simulation tools determine product and process decisions?


Workshop 3


Hunters or gatherers?

How can simulation data management be realised in an effective and efficient manner?


Reports from the workshops

17.30h Get together / Meet the Speakers

Networking Night

Enjoy an evening with good food, drinks and music in a relaxed atmosphere and network with your international peers.

Wednesday, 23 October 2018

Simulation tools I


Virtual manufacturing of premium quality die castings for future light weight automotive body structures

David Lorenz, ESI GmbH, DE; Federico Casarotto, Ecotre Valente srl, IT


Increase the effectiveness of the data transferred from engineering to tool tryout

Gianfranco Ruggiero, AutoForm Engineering Italy S.r.l., IT


Digital assembly and joining solution – from CAD-data to scanned parts

Dr. Hendrik Schafstall, Simufact Engineering GmbH, DE

10.00h Coffee and contacts / Meet the Speakers

Simulation tools II


Development of a novel coupled LBM-SPH method to simulate multiphase spray waxing

Dr. Martin Schifko, ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH, AT


Simulation of the Application of Cavity Wax - Focus on Floodwax

Dr. Stefan Hildenbrand, Pfinder KG, DE


Virtual manufacturing and quantitative surface quality assessment of outer panels, doors and closures

David Lorenz, ESI GmbH, DE

12.00h Live polls in the conference auditorium

Concluding panel discussion

OEM experts on specific questions regarding the further development of virtual product and process development in car body engineering: What has been achieved, what obstacles need to be overcome?

12.30h Farewell address and
12.45h Lunch break / Meet the Speakers
  End of the conference

Subject to change (Status as of 14th October 2019)

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Programme Coordination

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319


Conference Organisation

Annika Filff

Annika Filff

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-374


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