On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Simulation and Testing: The Driving Forces for Engineering the Vehicle of the Future


The era of the traditional carmaker is over. With electrification and advancements in ADAS technologies, vehicle development has become a complex integration exercise. The various platforms, model variants, concepts, and modular sub-systems are challenging engineering teams while simulation and testing are helping them accelerate decision-making and balance design choices. By making better use of simulation models in model-based development and effectively combining test and simulation, vehicle engineering teams will be able to deal with the challenges of tomorrow while keeping under control both quality and brand values as well as time and cost.

This 60-minute Webinar explains how to manage complexity and use it as a competitive advantage. It also examines transforming your vehicle development process by enabling teams to simulate side-by-side. In addition, it compares agile and traditional V&V processes and discusses how the digital twin helps to break down barriers and maintain integration.

The presentation includes the demonstration of an application example, showing how to virtually explore and physically confirm vehicle performance and overcome unforeseen hurdles. It concludes with an audience Q&A.


Katrien Wyckaert, Ph.D., Vice President Strategy and Innovation, Simcenter, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Dr. Katrien Wyckaert graduated as a civil engineer from KU Leuven in Belgium. She holds a Ph.D. in non-linear dynamics systems testing and modeling. Her professional career started in the domain of NVH and acoustics. Katrien has held various positions in research, product management, and industry competence in the company’s Simulation and Testing segment. Katrien currently heads the Simcenter Strategy and Innovation team.

Steven Dom, Director Automotive Industry Solutions, Simcenter, Siemens Digital Industries Software

With 20 years of engineering experience, Steven Dom has worked in various roles such as engineering, engineering management, product management, and sales. He is currently Director Automotive Industry Solutions. In this role, Steven helps OEMs and suppliers develop a strategic road map across software, hardware and service divisions, customer technology, and business process consultancy. Additionally, he has an advisory role for hybrid and electric vehicle development.

Fred Ross, Automotive Business Development Manager, Fluids and Thermal Domain, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Fred Ross started working with computational fluid dynamics in 1989 to help pioneer usage of CFD for automotive applications. He has extensive experience working with customers on applications such as virtual powertrain simulation, vehicle thermal management, aerodynamics, and thermal comfort. Fred helped replace and complement test to look at digital development to help reduce time and cost to bring new innovative ideas to the market.


Lisa Arrigo, Editor, SAE Media Group

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