Automotive Water & Liquid Simulation

11 March 2021  |  8:30 a.m.  CET  |  Virtual Event


Ensuring performance, comfort and safety under harsh weather conditions and extreme driving situations is crucial for customer satisfaction and passenger safety. ADAS systems are increasingly equipped with more and more sensors. These must be kept clear and free from rain drops, snow and dirt in order to perform optimally. The same applies to the driver's field of vision. Sensitive technical components must be protected against the ingress of water. But complex fluids are also used in vehicles in the form of fuel, coolant or lubricant. Classical test methods often reach their limits. Here, increasingly performant simulation methods can provide significant advantages in predicting the behavior of fluids. Different methods and software tools are available for this purpose.
Our simpulse day will give an overview of scientific approaches, latest methods and different software applications as well as best-practices and industry-driven use cases. According to the objectives of the asc(s association, representatives from science and industry are invited to participate in a software independent discussion forum for pre-competitive exchange and initiation of research projects.  



Scientific approaches, best-practices and industry-driven use cases for the simulation of

  • Rain Scenarios
  • Vehicle and Sensor Soiling
  • Wheel Spray
  • Water & Snow Crossing
  • Fuel Sloshing
  • Gearbox or Axle Lubrication
  • Fluid-Structure-Interaction
  • . . . 

with latest methods and different software applications based on 

  • SPH - Smoothed-particle Hydrodynamics
  • CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • FEM - Finite Element Methods
  • IGA - Isogeometric Analysis
  • . . .

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  
Arrival of the Guests on the Online Platform and Face-to-face Live Networking

9:00- 9:20 a.m. CET
Introduction & Motivation 
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V. 

9:20 - 9:45 a.m. CET
Thin Film Flow Models for Automotive Water Management
Pratik Suchde | Fraunhofer ITWM

9:45 - 10:10 a.m. CET 
Securing Modern Vehicle Design with Reliable Water Simulation
Jens Cornelis | FIFTY2 Technology GmbH

10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. CET 
Virtual Car Prototyping in Realistic Driving Environment

Dr. Matthias Schäfer | ESI Engineering System International GmbH

10:35 - 11:15 a.m. CET
Live Interactive Round Tables - Meet the Speakers

11:15 - 11:40 a.m. CET
MESHFREE Simulations of Water Crossing and Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
Dr. Jörg Kuhnert | Fraunhofer ITWM

11:40 a.m. - 12.05 p.m. CET
Practical Applications of GPU-accelerated SPH Methodology in Design Work for Drivetrain Oiling and Water Wading in Automotive Industry
Dr. Miloš Stanić | Altair Engineering GmbH

12:05 - 12:30 p.m. CET 
Simulating the Oil Flow in Complex Gearbox Designs
Dr. Alexander Oliva | AVL Deutschland GmbH

12:30 - 1:00 a.m. CET
Live Interactive Round Tables - Meet the Speakers

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Lunch Break

2:00 - 2:25 p.m. 
Introduction to the Moving Particle Simulation and Recent Automotive Applications
Simon Harbeke | EnginSoft

2:25 - 2:50 p.m.
Simulating Fluid Sloshing in On-road Containers
Dr. Muraleekrishnan Menon  | ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH

2:50 - 3:15 p.m.
SPH-based Forcing Method for Rain Management Applications in Automotive
Dr. J. Candelier, E. Lété | Nextflow Software, Ecole Centrale Nantes

3:15 - 3:40 p.m.
Spraywater Analysis for Camera and Lidar Sensor
Günther Hasna | ANSYS

3:40 - 4:15 a.m. CET
Live Interactive Round Tables - Meet the Speakers

4:15 p.m. CET
End of the Event


  • Decision Makers
  • Simulation Managers
  • R&D Engineers
  • Researchers

… with the focus on water and liquid management in the automotive area.


  • gain stimulating impulses and informative insights into the latest methods, software tools and best practices from the perspective of scientists, software vendors and end users

  • discuss future challenges and solution approaches within an unique expert community 

  • network and collaborate with other experts to intesivate business relationships and start new research projects closing methodological gaps


simpulse day |  11 March 2021

free participation
for employees of member companies and institutions in the asc(s association


€ 45.-  for non-members 

all prices +VAT

The event language will be English.

Follow our invitation and secure your personal ticket now.


Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

Dipl.-Ing. Alexander F. Walser
Curiestraße 2 | 70563 Stuttgart | Germany | +49 (0) 711 699659-10 |


Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.  | Curiestraße 2 |  70563 Stuttgart |  Germany