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3rd VI-grade Users Conference

The 3rd VI-grade Conference, which took place on October 13th-14th, 2010 in Bad Nauheim, Germany, was dedicated to all upcoming development challenges and opportunities today’s engineers and developers face.

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120 engineers, managers, and simulation experts from more than 50 companies and research centers gathered from all over the world to discuss the latest simulation trends and to exchange their experience with other users of the VI-grade technology during the event that took place on October 13th – 14th, 2010 in Bad Nauheim, Germany. The event, characterized by the motto “Visualize Future Challenges Today”, offered to the participants a very comprehensive agenda, featuring 35 presentations and 5 workshops dedicated to the latest technology in advanced system simulation in the following industries: Automotive, Motorsports, Motorcycle, Aerospace, Rail, Real Time, Controls, Driver-In-the-Loop, Engine, New Drive Concept.

"Thanks for a wonderful conference!" said one of the participants from the automotive industry. "I could learn a lot about the latest trends and works done by European OEMs, especially in the area of vehicle dynamics." Another participant from the automotive industry added: “I particularly enjoyed all aspects related to SIL / HIL – as well as of course the networking with other manufacturers and suppliers.” A participant from the aircraft industry concluded: “I really enjoyed the conference and the workshops. It was a great experience and I hope there will be more opportunities like this in the future.”

“A special highlight of this year's conference has been the introduction of VI-DriveSim, our revolutionary turnkey solution for testing virtual vehicle missions with a real driver who can ‘feel’ the behavior of the car by driving a highly accurate digital surrogate in a realistic environment”
said Diego Minen, Technical Director of VI-grade GmbH. “We have received great reviews about VI-DriveSim by all participants to the event – including major automotive OEMs as well as Tier1 and racecar companies – not only from engineers, but also from test drivers!”

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Official program and available proceedings - Day 1 - October 13th, 2010

08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 11:00

Juergen Fett (VI-grade)
Welcome Address
Kais Bouchiba (MSC.Software)
MSC Reloaded
Diego Minen (VI-grade)
VI-DriveSim: Driving Simulation and Beyond
Roberto De Vecchi (VI-grade)
VI-grade Solutions: Product Development Update
Ingo Porsche (MSC.Software)
ADAMS Development Outlook: 2010 and Beyond

11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00

Vehicle Dynamics
Pavel Kvasnicka (BMW - Keynote)
Using a Driver Model for Limit Handling Analysis and HIL Testing
Gerald Wölfel (Magna Steyr)
Model Build-up and Application of Mechatronics Full Vehicle Models for R & H Simulations
Harald Wilhelm (Audi)
SiL Simulation and Evaluation of a Car with a Rear Torque Vectoring System

13:00 - 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30Vehicle Dynamics
Christian Schimmel (TU-München)
Simulation of Vehicle Dynamics to Predict the Subjective Assesment of Handling Performance
Martin Euchler (AES-FES)
SiL with VI-CarRealtime: An efficient Tool for Designing Torque Vectoring Systems
Lorenzo Pinto (MIRA)
From Concept to Field Demonstration: The Development of MIRA's Electric Dynamic Control
Jarosław Seńko (Warsaw University of Technology)
Influence of Dither Generated by Rolling Contact of Wheel and Rail on Friction Damping in Europeans Freight Wagons and its Implementation in VI-Rail
Optimization of Tilting Bogie Systems for Rail Vehicle Stability Improvement
Frantisek Domanicky (Tatravagonka)
Simulation of Running Characteristics of the TVP 2007 Bogie in VI-Rail
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
Vehicle Durability
Prof. Michael Gipser (COSIN)
New High Performance Stiff and Deformable Digital Roads for F-Tire
Marc Luckenbach (BMW)
Realistic durability Prediction Using a Closed Loop Driver Model on Realistic Road Profile
Prof. Peter Pfeffer (University of Munich)
Modelling and Simulation of the Elastomer and Hydromount Models (Generation 2) and their implementation in ADAMS

VI-Rail Workshop
Gabriele Ferrarotti & Mauro Cavalletti (VI-grade)
Development Directions and Round Table Discussion

17:30 Closing Day 1

Official program and available proceedings - Day 2 - October 14th, 2010

08:30 - 09:00Giorgio Stirano (Albatech Monaco - Keynote)
The Role of Simulation in the Vehicle Development Process in the last 20 Years
09:00 - 10:30

General Interest
Carlo Poloni (ESTECO)
Design Optimization by modeFrontier with Virtual Simulation and Hardware in the Loop
Mike Rakieski (L3 Communications)
ADAMS/VI-Aircraft Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of a Black Hawk Helicopter
Christoph Ortmann (VI-grade)
Introducing VI-Tools Including VI-VisualizationPlus for Advanced Postprocessing in ADAMS

Nicolay Ruffo (BMW Motorrad)
Parametric Study of a Turn Maneuver with a Racing Motorcycle for Improving Grip, Traction and Stability
Andrea Tonoli (Politecnico of Turin)
Electromechanical Dampers for the Stabilization of Wave and Wobble Modes
Martin Schratz (BMW Motorrad Motorsport)
Development of a Driving Dynamics Model for a HIL-System
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30

High Performance Vehicles
Luca De Bernardi (Ferrari GeS)
Vehicle model and simulations development:
the challenges a modern F1 team has to face
Simone Rizzuto (Bridgestone)
Optimum Tyre Characteristics to Maximize Vehicle Performances and Robust Design
Leonardo Pascali (Porsche)
Methods & Tools to Integrate Active Systems in a High Performance Vehicle to Improve Safety and Driveability at Limit Conditions

VI-Aircraft - Workshop
Patrick McNally & Gabriele Ferrarotti (VI-grade)
Development Directions and Round Table Discussion
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00High Performance Vehicles
Toshiyuki Takahashi (Nissan Motorsports Int.)
Vehicle Dynamics Simulation of a Racing Car by NISMO
Lars Ogilvie (Multimatic)
Dynamic Lap Simulation Using Highly Detailed Variable Profile 3D Roads
Stefano Varisco (Ferrari GT)
The Improvement of Performance by Means of Reducing the Vehicle Lateral Stability to Gain Maneuverability
FEV Powertrain
Yuwu Yao (VKA)
Dynamic Simulation and Fatigue Analysis of a Hybrid Transmission via FEV Virtual Engine
Riccardo Testi (Piaggio)
CAE Simulation of a Starter Support
Cavri Cevik (VKA)
Prediction of Hydrodynamic Bearing Behaviour for Pre-Layout of Cranktrain Dimensions
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00
Driving Simulator
Birgit Grossmann (Concurrent Computers)
Empowering Real-Time with a Muliticore Architecture
Alessandro Beghi (University of Padua)
New Perception-Driven Strategy for High Fidelity Motion Cueing
Alessandro Piemontesi (SimCoVR)
New Graphic Environment and Model Visualization for Real Time Vehicle Simulation

FEV Virtual Engine - Workshop
Martin Rebbert (FEV)
Development Directions and Round Table Discussion

17:00 Closing Day 2

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