Addressing the Challenges of Electrification

Addressing the Challenges of Electrification

An awareness seminar on Tuesday, 4th June 2019


Electrification of systems previously dominated by internal combustion engines presents many challenges to the automotive, aerospace, machinery, and other industries.Disciplines affected include the following:

  • Noise, vibration, and harshness – e.g. noise quality  (whines, etc)
  • Durability – e.g. motors, driveline durability impacted by electric motor torque profiles
  • Electric motor design - weight reduction, efficiency, E-M emission?
  • Thermal management – batteries, control units, motors
  • Battery technology – charge time, thermal, weight, crash safety, etc
  • Charging infrastructure

CAE already plays a major role in addressing these disciplines with traditional powerunits, and will no doubt enable engineers to identify solutions to the problems that arise with electrification.  Existing CAE methods and processes will require adaption and innovation to support design, development, and manufacture in a timely and effective manner.

The aim of this seminar is to present and discuss the challenges, and solutions already developed in this field around the disciplines above.

Who should attend?

  • Design/Development/Test managers
  • CAE managers and practitioners


09:30 Registration

Chairman's Introduction & Welcome
Richard White, MSC Software

2D Thermal Modeling of Batteries and Comparison with Experiment using Pouch Type XALT Energy Cells
Badri Ratnam, Xalt Energy

How System-Level Modelling Mitigates the Risk and High Costs of Transit Fleet Electrification
TBC, Maplesoft

Refreshment break

Designing Next Generation Electric Motors with Porsche
Simon Guicheteau, Altair

Increasing the Durability of E-motors by Predicting Oil Flow and Heat Transfer
David Percival, EnginSoft

Lunch break

E-Fan X – Learning by Flying
Sarabpal-Singh Bhatia, Airbus


Refreshment break

General discussion and closing remarks

16:30 Close



Holiday Inn Coventry M6 J2
Hinckley Road


Event Type Seminar
Member Price £180.00 | $234.14 | €208.22
Non-member Price £260.00 | $338.20 | €300.76
Credit Price Free when using 2 Member Credits


Start Date End Date Location
04 Jun 201904 Jun 2019Coventry, UK



There is an opportunity available for your company to exhibit at the seminar, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates, who are all directly involved in simulation, analysis, and design.


Please contact Jo Davenport at NAFEMS if you would like more information.

tel: +44 (0)1355 225688