On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Accelerate Electric Vehicle Development with HPC and Unified Design and Simulation


Today's intense market pressure means electric vehicle (EV) design and analysis work must be completed quickly, accurately, and affordably. Traditional processes can be slow and error-prone due to disconnected CAD and CAE tools and methods. In addition, the consolidation of vehicle platforms by EV manufacturers is resulting in a modular approach for electric motor design, which lends itself to sharing models and technologies across vehicle platforms and development teams. Simultaneously, simulation models are becoming even more complex, resulting in larger data sets that require greater computing performance.

This 60-minute Webinar explores the benefits of using a unified design, modeling, and simulation (MODSIM) process in combination with high-performance computing (HPC) to accelerate the development of new electric drive systems. Speakers will discuss methods to improve efficiency of key simulation workflows — such as electromagnetics, thermal management, gear lubrication, and noise and vibration — with fully connected MODSIM technologies and processes.

The Webinar will also provide details on innovative compute architectures and platforms to help product development teams accelerate simulation throughput. Attendees will gain insight into how the creation of a modular, fully parametric, simulation-ready electric-drive model, combined with high-performing compute systems, makes it possible to explore and virtually test unforeseen design possibilities faster and more affordably than repetitive physical testing.

An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Satheesh Kandasamy, Industry Process Expert Director, SIMULIA Transportation and Mobility Propulsion and Performance Group, Dassault Systèmes

Satheesh Kandasamy is an Industry Process Expert Director in the Transportation and Mobility Propulsion Group within SIMULIA. He has more than 25 years of experience in vehicle development, thermal management, and aerodynamics. Satheesh currently is responsible for developing and deploying digital solutions for electric and conventional propulsion systems. He has strong experience in identifying the challenges facing digital vehicle development and developing robust solutions that can empower clients to deliver on development goals. Satheesh has worked extensively with automotive, industrial equipment, rail manufacturers, and Tier-1 suppliers around the globe including BMW, Porsche, Nissan, Tesla, GM, Ford, Komatsu, Kobelco, SAME, and Japan Railways. He currently leads the go-to-market strategy for SIMULIA’s electric and conventional vehicle-propulsion solutions. Satheesh led the development of the Denso engine-cooling module library in PowerFLOW, which was the first to offer a supplier’s intellectual property embedded in a CAE tool. Satheesh holds a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Rick Knoechel, Global Strategy Lead, Automotive and Discrete Manufacturing, AMD

Rick Knoechel is Global Strategy Lead for Automotive and Discrete Manufacturing for the Data Center BU at AMD. He previously served as AMD’s Public Cloud HPC lead for CAE across a variety of industries. Before joining AMD, Rick worked for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and for Rescale, where he led sales and solutions operations in the Great Lakes Region. Well versed in all aspects of scientific HPC and general IT, Rick has worked for IT leaders for more than 20 years including Dell, EMC, NetApp, and Platform Computing. He also led sales, marketing, and customer service for Powerway, the global automotive industry's largest APQP/PPAP cloud-based solution for supply chain collaboration. Rick has an extensive background in international motorsports, having owned and operated racing teams and raced professionally. Rick previously ran the Formula One sponsorship program for a major global IT company and consulted on a wide range of engineering and analytics tops in every form of motorsports. Rick holds master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan, as well as bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics from Kalamazoo College.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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