Crash Simulation of Progressive Vehicle
Layouts & Components

24 January 2023  |  1:30 p.m.  CEST  |  Stuttgart



The technological shift toward electromobility and automated driving means that vehicle architectures must be fundamentally rethought. Car body design must find new solutions, which in turn pose new challenges for vehicle safety. The electrospecific components, such as the high-voltage battery as well as the high-voltage cables, must be well protected in the event of an crash, because damage in a possible crash is to be avoided absolutely. In addition, these components lead to increased vehicle weight, which must be counteracted by new vehicle topologies or innovative lightweight materials. Especially when engineers are venturing into new territory, simulation offers a wide range of possibilities for quickly advancing and evaluating new solutions. The requirements placed on a car today are so complex that they can only be met with the help of simulations. This is because simulation is the only way to understand the function in the necessary depth at an early stage. Nevertheless, the technological challenges also require ever new approaches in simulation. With our simpulse day, we would like to discuss with experts from vehicle safety the relevant challenges for virtual development and highlight the latest simulation methods and best practices. In addition, the space for dialog and collaborative exploration of new methods will be given through a world café workshop. 


1:00 p.m. CEST
Arrival of the Guests

1:30 p.m. CEST
Introduction & Motivation 
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V. 

1:45 p.m. CEST
Expert Lectures


Already confirmed presentations: 

Current Status of 3D Graph and Heuristic Based Topology Optimization
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Schumacher  |  University of Wuppertal


Reduced Order Models for Crash Optimization
Ralf Sturm, Pietro Lualdi  |  DLR - Institute of Vehicle Concepts 


Accelerating Research and Development in Crash Simulation
Marian Bulla | Altair Engineering GmbH

3:15 p.m. CEST
Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. CEST
Crash Simulation of Progressive Vehicle Layouts & Components

5:30 p.m. CEST





  • R&D Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Simulation Managers
  • Business Development Managers

with the focus on passive vehicle safety and crash simulation.




  • 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


ASCS Office
Curiestrase 2
70563 Stuttgart-Vaihingen



simpulse day | 24 January 2023

participation only for ASCS members


all prices +VAT

The event language will be German.

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
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