Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry

Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry

Emerging Standards & Practices

Date: April 28, 2016 | Troy, MI

Note: Only attendees of the 2016 NAFEMS seminar on "Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry" will have access to the files below. On July 28th, 2016, access will be provided to all NAFEMS members.


Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are constantly challenged with delivering innovative, safe, and dependable vehicles to market as efficiently as possible. As a result, engineering teams must discover, evaluate, and successfully implement leading-edge technology and methods to produce reliable, effective results. 

Topics presented and discussed at this seminar will address various questions, such as:

  • What standards are emerging in advanced vehicle development?

  • How can I employ cost-effective model re-use in an innovative, yet reliable manner?

  • How can I address the complexities associated with vehicle systems?

  • How are others collaborating and addressing interoperability in a multiple-designer environment?

  • What solutions are available to help me, and have others had success with similar applications?

  • What steps should I take when exploring the widening technology landscape? 


NAFEMS Americas and invited speakers will cover these topics, and more, at, “Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry: Emerging Standards & Practices." Located at the MEC in Troy, MI, attendees from the major automotive manufacturers and suppliers will gather at this annual event, in a pre-competitive manner, to exchange ideas, identify best practices, and drive the near-future direction of technology.

This event aims to deliver information and insights on critical topic areas in a manner that maximizes the “take-away” value for attendees. An event agenda and concept championed by several leading figures in the automotive industry will provide the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and practices, which attendees can later share and apply within their own organizations.



 Welcome & Introduction        
 Mr. Andrew Wood, Americas Regional Representative, NAFEMS 


 CAE Trends to Address Challenges in Powertrain Engineering
 Mr. Uday Korde, Manager of Powertrain CAE Methods Group, General  Motors

 Presentation (PDF): Not Yet Approved

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 Total Airflow Management for a New Hybrid Supercar Using  Advanced CFD
 Mr. Thomas Ramsay, Principal Engineer & Acura NSX Aerothermal  Project Leader, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

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 Development and Applications of Enterprise Multi-Disciplinary  Design  Optimization (EMDO) Systems 
 Dr. Yan Fu, Ph.D., Manager & Technical Leader, Product Development  and Strategy Analytics, Ford Motor Company

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 Case Studies on Innovative Automotive Applications (Session 1)

 Advanced Multi-Body Simulations using Integrated NL FE (MSC  Software)

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 Private and Public Cloud High Performance Computing for CAE  Simulation: Benefits and Challenges (TotalCAE)

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 3D Image Data to Inspection and Simulation (Simpleware)

 Presentation (PDF): Not Yet Approved

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 OEM Piston and Ring Pack Analysis Process (Ricardo)

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 Case Studies on Innovative Automotive Applications (Session 2)

 Intelligent Fit-for-Purpose Apps for Democratized Steering System  Component Design (Front End Analytics)

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 American Axle & Manufacturing: Speeding NVH Simulation and  Reducing Warranty Costs (Siemens PLM Software) 

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 An Integrated Approach to Driveability Modeling (Gamma  Technologies)

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 Automotive Seat Design Optimization in the Cloud (Altair  Engineering)

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 Knowledge Capture & Reuse
 Mr. Ravi Desai, Director, American-Axle & Manufacturing

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 High Performance Simulation Computing in a Global Environment
 Mr. Dennis Strader, IT Engineering Senior Manager, Delphi Automotive

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 Open Discussion

 Led by Mr. Mario Felice, Manager – Global Powertrain NVH & Systems  CAE Dept., Ford Motor Company

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 Closing Remarks


 Networking Reception

Registration Details

You can register to attend using the "order" button on the right.

Members of NAFEMS: FREE* 
Members of NAFEMS without sufficient seminar credits: $99
Non-members of NAFEMS: $299

*subject to availability of sufficient seminar credits – this event will utilize two (2) seminar credits per delegate. If you would like confirm your seminar credit balance, please contact the event manager, and reference "Simulation & Systems Engineering in Automotive" in the subject line. 

Please note that the registration fees apply to both presenters and delegates.

These fees include attendance at the seminar, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch. Hotel accommodation is not included.


MEC Conference Center & Banquet Hall
811 W Square Lake Road
Troy, MI 48098

Additional Information about the MEC

Event Registration

You can register to attend this event using the "Order" button found in the "Purchasing Details" section above.

Additional information about registration fees and discounts can be found in the area to the left, listed below the event agenda. 

Group Discount: If your company is planning to send multiple attendees to this event, please contact the event manager to discuss a group discount. Opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Event Sponsors

Siemens PLM


Interested in Sponsoring this Event?

There are additional opportunities available for your company to sponsor this seminar, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates who are all directly involved in engineering analysis and simulation in the automotive industry.

Additional Information


Please contact the NAFEMS Americas office with any questions. 

Cancellation Policy

Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all Americas events is as follows:-

  • Cancellation up to 6 weeks before the event date: free of charge;

  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable;

  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: all seminar credits non-refundable;

  • No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;

NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event, however an administration charge will be applicable.

This policy is subject to change.