Crash Simulation of Progressive Vehicle
Layouts & Components

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



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 the presentation of project ideas.


Would you like to share your industrial challenge, research approach, or simulation technology with the community? We invite you to contribute with a presentation (25min) to our agenda. Please submit your lecture title and abstract (max. 3000 characters) until 30 November 2022 to


Related topics:

  • Crash simulation of progressive vehicle layouts and components
  • Structural optimization for crashworthiness
  • Robust design optimization for crashworthiness
  • Material models for crash simulation of lightweight or multimaterial structures


 Submission Deadline
30 November 2022


You have identified an unsolved simulation challenge?
You already have a solution in mind and are still looking for the right experts and resources to implement it?
Or you are looking for the right experts who can show a possible approach?

Then our Project Appetizer Template offers you the opportunity to give your idea / challenge more visibility to a broad circle of simulation experts. Our primary goal is to join forces to drive the simulation domain forward with innovative solutions. For this purpose, we define pre-competitive project groups with open access for our members if there is a corresponding interest. Our association promotes horizontal cooperation and discussion at eye level for cutting-edge research and technology transfer. We look forward to make your vision a reality.

Please feel free to use our provided Project Appetizer template [.pptx].

 Submission Deadline
30 November 2022


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


3:45 p.m. CEST
Coffee Break

4:15 p.m. CEST
Expert Lecturesm, Project Appetizers & DIscussion


6:00 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


or remote 


simpulse day | 27 October 2022

participation is free of charge



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
Image credit header / background: © AdobeStock - konradbak