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.

The presentations made at the event are available to download here.


Who should attend?

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



09:30 –10:00

10:00 – 10:10
Chairman's Introduction & Welcome - Richard White, MSC Software

10:10 – 10:40
2D Thermal Modeling of Batteries and Comparison with Experiment using Pouch Type XALT Energy Cells - Badri Ratnam, Xalt Energy

10:40 – 11:10
How System-Level Modelling Mitigates the Risk and High Costs of Transit Fleet Electrification - Sammi Shamma, Maplesoft

11:10 – 11:30
Refreshment break

11:30 – 12:00
Designing Next Generation Electric Motors with Porsche - Simon Guicheteau, Altair

12:00 – 12:30
Increasing the Durability of E-motors by Predicting Oil Flow and Heat Transfer - Asuquo Andah, Drive System Design & David Percival, EnginSoft

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch break

13:30 – 14:00
E-Fan X – Learning by Flying - Sarabpal-Singh Bhatia, Airbus

14:00 – 14:30
Considerations of Simulation Processes for Electric Vehicles - Stuart Nixon, Dassault Systèmes UK Ltd

14:30 – 15:00
Refreshment break

15:00 – 15:30
Battery Systems of the Future and Challenges - Haroon Junaidi, Cummins

15:30 – 16:00
General discussion and closing remarks




Holiday Inn Coventry M6 J2
Hinckley Road





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.

Sponsorship Information


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

tel: +44 (0)1355 225688