Curriculum Innovation to Meet the Growing Demand for Simulation Talent

This presentation was made at NAFEMS Americas Seminar "Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry: Creating the Next Generation Vehicle Accurate Modelling for Tomorrow's Technologies".

The automotive engineering community is now confronting the largest technology transformation since its inception. This includes the electrification of powertrains for more efficient consumption and cleaner emissions, the reinvention of the battery with fast wireless charging capabilities and finally the advent of a fully autonomous vehicle. Compounding to these technology changes, the automotive companies design verification process is moving away from a major reliance on physical testing to almost a full virtual simulation product verification process. The challenges to the automotive engineers are enormous and require a significant increase in the upfront use of numerical simulation capabilities, methods and processes such they’re able to efficiently design, manufacture and deliver these very innovative technologies to the market in greater speeds than ever before.

Resource Abstract

Simulation has become a key technology enabling advances in advanced vehicles. This success has driven a demand for new graduates that have improved capabilities in simulation. The Ohio State University Simulation Innovation Center (SIMCenter) is partnering with academic units to help shape these graduates through a wide number of academic programs and unique research experiences. This presentation will provide an overview of this multi-faceted approach with some specific examples of traditional classroom education, experiential learning activities, and teaching through research.

Document Details

AuthorMidlam-Mohler. S
Date 8th November 2018
OrganisationThe Ohio State University


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