Water & Liquid Management for Automotive Applications

16 April 2019 |  Hanau  |  2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

accompanying the automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2019 


Virtual simulations of water and liquid flows in automotive applications become more and more important. A wider and deeper use is boosted by the increasing availability of HPC clusters. In addition to challenging topics such as fluid-structure interaction, higher functionality and comfort, new requirements are being defined in the area of sensor systems. In this context, the correct prediction of flow paths and soiling is particularly important for the error-free sensor operations of many active and passive safety systems.

Our simpulseday is inteded to give an overview about upcoming requirements and to show latest technologies as well as best practice examples. The interactive session will derive methodological gaps as a basis for research and the development of new simulation methods.


• Rain Scenarios

• Vehicle Soiling

• Wheel Spray

• Water Crossing

• Fuel Sloshing









2:00 p.m.

Initial welcome and motivation
Dipl.-Ing. Alexander F. Walser  |  Managing Director Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart e.V. 

2:05 p.m.

KEYNOTE I: Simulation Challenges in virtual Fluid-Vehicle Interactions
Dr. Stephan Knorr  |  Volkswagen AG

2:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE II: Water Management Simulations for Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars
Michael Ade |  Daimler AG

2:55 p.m.

MESHFREE - getting to the point(s)
Dr. Jörg Kuhnert | Fraunhofer ITWM

3:15 p.m.

Evaluating the effectiveness of sensor cleaning systems using CFD simulations.
Alvaro Gutierrez | CFD Schuck Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

3:35 p.m.

Coffee break
Networking and Visit to the Exhibition

4:05 p.m.

Predicting rain water flow in the total vehicle - method development with PreonLab (Implicit Lagrangian solver)
Jens Cornelis | Managing Director | FIFTY2 Technology GmbH

4:25 p.m.

Virtual Car Prototyping in Realistic Driving Environment: Examples of Deep Water Crossing
Dr. Matthias Schäfer  |  Engineering System International GmbH

4:45 p.m.

Water-management Simulations with LS-DYNA
Dr.-Ing. Maik Schenke  |  DYNAmore GmbH

5:05 p.m.

Interactive Session
World Café: Future requirements and methodological gaps

5:45 p.m.




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

… with the focus on Computational-Fluid-Dynamics, Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics and Fluid-Structure-Interaction in the automotive area


  • gain new impulses and information about latest technologies and best practice for your daily work

  • discuss future requirements and new approaches with other experts to close methodological gaps

  • network with decision-makers and simulation experts from science and industry


€ 90.-  Members of asc(s as competence partners

€ 125.- Others

Universities and public research institutes receive a 40% discount on the registration fees.

Please note: Participation in the automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2019 requires a separate fee-based registration; all prices are tax-free under section 4, No. 22a UStG Germany and include event documentation and catering


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



Sign up now and save one of the limited places. The event language will be English.

Please note:

Joining the automotive CAE Grand Challenge on 16 + 17 April 2019 is of course optional.
A separate fee-based registration is required.
Further information on the automotive CAE Grand Challenge can be found here.



Ms. Julia Steeb

Curiestraße 2 |  70563 Stuttgart |  Germany

events@asc-s.de |  +49 (0) 711 699659-10 |  www.asc-s.de


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