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Technical papers

Use of a cognitive simulation model of the driver to support the Virtual Human Centred Design (V-HCD) of ADAS and automated vehicles

This paper presents a research programme jointly implemented by IFSTTAR and ESI group in order to develop an integrative simulation platform able to support the human centred design of future Advanced Driving Aid... read more

Keywords: Driver Model, Virtual Human Centred Design, Simulation, ADAS, Vehicle Automation

Virtual Systems & Controls

System Simulation of Belt Conveyors

Belt conveyor systems belong to the category of continuous conveyors and are used all over the world for bulk material handling over long distances, for example in open-pit mines, such as the lignite areas in Germany... read more

System Modeling

Developing and testing control unit software using virtual models

In the development process of new components, new systems or new machines, the integration of different disciplines, such as hydraulics, mechanics or electronics, is becoming increasingly important in the development... read more

System Modeling

The Practical and Effective Deployment of Virtual Casting

It can be an interesting journey when a foundry moves from quite conventional process design methods to one based on virtual prototyping technology, i.e. computational or virtual casting. Specific examples are... read more


Compression Resin Transfer Molding (C-RTM) Simulation Using a Coupled Fluid-solid Approach

Composite materials are being used at an increasing rate in the automotive industry due to their superior mechanical properties at low densities leading to lightweight components.  Continuing this trend requires the... read more


ESI VPS multiscale performance simulation for laser structured Composite-Metal joints

An economic utilization of modern engineering materials can only be achieved through a combination of different materials depending on the local design requirements. This further leads to questions about the... read more

Virtual Performance Solution

Modelling Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing Defects

The qualification of powder bed fusion processes is based on lengthy and expensive experimental trial and error. If models can be applied to predict process details and determine the probability of manufacturing... read more

Additive Manufacturing

Virtual Seat Manufacturing and Testing for FMVSS 202a Backset Prediction

CAE capabilities have long been used for performing static and dynamic structural analysis during the seat design process. More recently, the soft parts of the seat including foams, trim and suspension have also been... read more

Virtual Seat

End-to-End Seat Virtual Prototyping from Manufacturing to Performances

Today, in the transportation industry, two antagonist phenomena lead the OEMs to change radically their design processes.

On the one hand, the technical constraints which influence the design of the vehicles... read more

Virtual Seat

New finite element human models representing elderly, disabled and overweight people for aircraft seat comfort simulation

In the growing but highly competitive market of the airline industry, airliners have to differentiate themselves from their competitors while increasing or maintaining their profitability. They request innovations in... read more

Keywords: Virtual Seat Prototype, Comfort, Simulation, Design, Human Model, Elderly, Overweighted, Disabled

Virtual Seat

Inverse Characterization Method For Draping Simulation Based On Automatic Measurement Of Fiber Orientation

FibreMap project aims at the development of an automatic quality control and feedback mechanism to improve draping of carbon fibers on complex parts. There is a strong need in the automotive industry for automatic... read more

Keywords: Draping Simulation, PAM-FORM, PLASFIB, PAM-OPT, Inverse Characterization, Optimization Methods, Shear Behaviour


Coupled Vibro-Acoustic and CFD Modeling Solution for Complex-Shaped Mufflers Subject

Flow within a duct strongly affects the propagation of acoustic waves. This effect must be addressed by the vibroacoustic modeling of duct systems that are subject to flow. The effective sound propagation speed in a... read more

CFD, Vibro-Acoustics

Design and Analysis of Composite Front Bumper Crush-can System

Composite materials provide an avenue to achieve weight savings in structural automotive components due to their low density, high structural performance, and excellent energy absorption during impact. However, many... read more

Virtual Performance Solution

Influence of Powder Bed Characteristics on Material Quality in Additive Manufacturing

In powder bed based Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes like Selective Laser Melting (SLM) or Electron Beam Melting (EBM), the spatial distribution of the individual powder particles is typically unknown.... read more

Keywords: Selective Laser melting, Powder bed characteristics, CFD simulation, Particle distribution, Powder packing

Additive Manufacturing

Towards rapid qualification of powder-bed laser additively manufactured parts

Qualification of aerospace components is a long and costly process involving material properties, material specifications, manufacturing process, and design among others. Reducing qualification time and cost while... read more

Keywords: Rapid qualification, Integrated computational materials engineering, Uncertainty quantification, Process modeling, Materials modeling, Process monitoring, Non-destructive evaluation, Verification and validation

Additive Manufacturing