Virtual Testing for Improved Safety and Performance of Electric Vehicles

17 April 2018 |  Hanau  |  1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

accompanying the Automotive CAE Grand Challenge

Ready to charge?

The electrification of vehicles is a continuously growing field. Automotive OEMs and suppliers are confronted with a series of new challenges. The high voltage systems in electric and hybrid vehicles result in a need to develop new safety concepts. The lack of experience and the continuing rapid development require new virtual testing and validation methods. The simpulseday "Virtual Testing for Improved Safety and Performance of Electric Vehicles" will discuss the upcoming challenges for the mechanical, electric and thermal design of e-drives. How can latest simulation tools help to improve saftey and performance of electric components and what are the „white spots“ ín the field of numerical simulation methods? Besides expert presentations the participants have the chance to discuss the need and potential of new numerical simulation approaches in an interactive session. The aim is to derive the need for action and lay the foundation for preparing new project proposal in the field of virtual test and validation methods.



  • virtual validation and test methods for e-drives (high voltage powertrain)
  • mechanical, electric, electromagnetic and thermal safety and performance concepts for e-drives
  • structural and thermo-chemical evaluation of electrical components (batteries, electric motor, cables) in case of damage, crash or durability
  • new modelling techniques for electrical components 
  • multiphysical simulation methods


Your idea.

If you have identified future challenges or any lack of simulation methods and like to advance new and potential solutions in a quick and efficient way together with other competence partners from industry and academia, we are very interested in your project appetizer. Present the foremost challenges and/or new approaches and discuss your project idea with other experts from the field of virtual testing and validation of e-drives. Project appetizers can be submitted until March 27, 2018 and should include the follwoing structure:

  • motivation / challenges
  • the state of the art
  • proposed new approach
  • project goals / expected results
  • required competences / partners


Template project appetizer:


Congress Park Hanau
Schloßplatz 1
63450 Hanau  | Germany
Conference Room 5


participation is free of charge


The event is fully booked. We put further registrations on the waiting list.

Please note:

Joining the Automotive CAE Grand Challenge is of course optional.
Registration for the CAE Grand Challenge takes place separately.
Further information on the automotive CAE Grand Challenge can be found here.


Ms. Natalia Schuchart

Curiestraße 2 |  70563 Stuttgart |  Germany |  +49 (0) 711 699659-10 |


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