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Simcenter at Realize LIVE Europe

Join us in Munich for the Simcenter simulation conference where our customers and experts share their experiences and success. Keynotes, success stories, networking, lectures, an interactive expo and social events.

Track information

Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th July showcase our customer success sessions, we are presenting three tracks of technical talks and product roadmaps. You can follow by simulation domain or industry specialism over these two days.

Customer-led sessions

Three tracks dedicated to key solution areas with over 40 customers attending to present their stories and share insight into using the Simcenter portfolio. You can hear from Wartsila, Williams Engineering, AWS, B&B AGEMA and many more.

The innovation stage also hosts additional presentations throughout the event and select presentations available online for post-event viewing.

Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president of simulation and test solutions, will also host a keynote exploring the role of performance engineering in the future of better products. He will be joined on stage by Rolls-Royce and other customer guests.

Simcenter-led sessions

Our team will present roadmap sessions showcasing where we see performance engineering challenges arising and how we plan to help you tackle them.

We will also be in our expo area, ready to discuss your use of our simulation tools.

Simcenter simulation conference

Technology lectures - Thursday 13th July

Join the Simcenter team of experts for a day of technology lectures, covering some of the most pertinent industry trends and challenges.

This day is free to attend and you can apply to attend by completing the registration form, we will then send confirmation of attendance and joining instructions.

Fluids and thermal: How to smash deadlines and do more - everything you need to know about Simcenter in the cloud

Simcenter is undergoing a transformation. Did you know that you can now run CFD simulations with Simcenter STAR-CCM+ on the AWS cloud in just two clicks, directly from your desktop? We are making the cloud truly accessible, delivered and managed by Siemens. Join us at Realize Live 2023 to catch up with the latest developments and find out what’s next on our journey together. Learn about the value that cloud HPC can bring to engineering organizations of all sizes and how to try it out for yourself.

Session presenter: Alex Graham

Session timing: 9am (45 minutes)

Fluids and thermal: Powerful postprocessing - the arts of visual engineering storytelling

In a world of increasing product complexity and related multi-disciplinary Computer Aided Engineering CAE, engineers must effectively communicate critical insights to a wide range of shareholders. Powerful simulation data visualization makes engineering insights relatable across engineering disciplines and job functions to enable rapid design decisions.

From the arrangement of a powerful simulation image to the design of an impactful animation, from a realistic depiction of complex geometries to the accurate and impressive reporting of high-fidelity simulation results: we present fundamental concepts and hands-on techniques to communicate engineering insights through informative and likewise compelling images and animations. Learn how to leverage powerful postprocessing in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ to turn your simulation results into an engineering story that drives innovation.

Presenter: Simon Fischer

Session timing: 9:45am (45 minutes)

Enabling strength & durability improvements from early design through verification

Strength and in particular fatigue have traditionally been and often still are dominated by direct testing and fixing approaches. Digital twins in this context are focused on the testing events. To shift the development left and to include strength and fatigue analysis at an earlier point in the design, a deep integration with the simulation tools is a key requirement. The full integration with testing then enables the use of the same digital twin from early design right through to virtual sensing and finally to the validation phase. This validation phase and online monitoring would enable an understanding of the remaining useable lifetime of a part.

This presentation shows how Simcenter 3D enables you to turn your stress plots into useful strength information through fatigue and lifing simulations. Validation of the simulation is highlighted with the strong connection to Simcenter Test and is also pointed out in the presentation.

Presenter: Dr Michael Hack

Session timing: 9am (40 minutes)

Fundamentals of Rotordynamic Analysis

For a safe operation of rotor systems with minimal vibrations it is necessary to know the main parameters influencing vibrations, resonances and stability. In the best case, rotor systems like turbines, pumps or centrifuges are designed in such a way that later problems caused by undesirable resonances in the operating speed range or large imbalances and consequently large vibrations are avoided. This ensures safe and long-lasting operation with optimal acoustic behavior.

The presentation addresses the fundamentals of vibrations, resonances and stability in rotor systems and how these are analyzed via simulation and measurements. This will allow to understand the influence of design decisions onto the rotor dynamic behavior.

Presenters: Prof. Jonas Fischer

Session timing: 9:45am (40 minutes)

System simulation: the role of system simulation in MBSE and MBSE use cases

Model Based Development methodologies strongly rely on CAE to design, size and assess engineering performances of products. However the growing complexity of these requires to extend MBD to Systems Engineering in order to perform parameter and requirements management, process orchestration as well as verification and validation of all variants, use cases and corner cases. This session will describe several MBSE use cases and related context, and how Simcenter portfolio can play a major role in this process. In this sessions you will learn about:

• Extension of MBD to MBSE for an Electric Vehicle architecture

• Automotive MBSE use cases for Multi-Attribute balancing and Component Design

• Aviation MBSE use case for propulsion system verification

Presenters: David Almer and Renaud Meillier

Session timing: 9am - 10:30am (90 minutes)

Multi-scale battery and e-drive design using a digital twin approach

Developing and integrating an e-powertrain is a multi-scale problem that requires the efficient collaboration of an entire ecosystem. As a result, the digital twin approach is increasingly used by OEMs for e-powertrain design and optimization. A comprehensive, upfront design allows vehicle manufacturers to speed up development time, to reduce the number of prototypes and to anticipate the impact of design changes. Consisting in the battery and the e-drive (motor, inverter), the e-powertrain must provide sufficient range, power, and fast-charge capabilities to the vehicle, while operating safely over a long service life.

In this presentation, we illustrate the process of designing an e-powertrain for industry-relevant electric vehicle designs, using Siemens’ Simcenter digital twin portfolio. Special focus is given to temperature control, which is critical to the power, fast-charge capabilities, and safety of e-powertrains. Batteries operate optimally in a narrow temperature range (~15-35oC). High temperatures lead to accelerated degradation and higher risk of thermal runaway, while low temperatures lead to reduced fast-charge capabilities and lithium plating. Motor and inverter cooling is also necessary to prevent degradation in power and durability due to high-temperature excursions. (resp. T>xoC and T>yoC).

The presentation is structured in two parts, respectively covering battery and e-drive design. We first illustrate the process of designing a battery thermal management system (BTMS), for a commercially relevant electric vehicle design. The simulation-based design process consists in the development of a cell impedance model, the design of a full-vehicle model including its BTMS (radiator, chiller, heater), the detailed design of the battery cooling plate (incremental 1D/3D approach) and a safety assessment of the battery pack against thermal runaway. The impact of different thermal control strategies on vehicle range, battery life and performance is further evaluated.

In the second part of this presentation, we present the design process of an improved e-drive for the racing variant of the Simrod vehicle. The Simrod, based on a vehicle made by the Swiss company Kyburz, is a Siemens-owned two-seats, 600kg electric vehicle with a maximum speed of 120km/h and an expected range of 180 km. Achieving high performance under racing conditions requires improvements in e-drive thermal management. This engineering problem is tackled using a V-cycle approach. A full-vehicle system model is used to cascade vehicle requirements down to requirements for the electric drive and for each of its component (motor, inverter). Virtual models of the e-motor components are iteratively developed with increasing accuracy. These models are then re-introduced in the full-vehicle model to verify requirement compliance. Finally, a design exploration approach is used to identify the best e-drive design solutions.

Presented by: Jonathan Brunel and / or Aziz Abdellahi

Session timing: 11am - 12:30pm (90 minutes)

Reducing fan noise: how simulation can support the design of quieter aircraft engines

For numerous applications, mitigation of ducted fans noise emission is a major design challenge. In the context of aircraft propulsion for example, certification standards have become more stringent over the last decades to support sustainable and environmentally protecting mobility solutions. With current design practices, many physical tests on stationary rigs or during fly-over tests are still required to fulfill all design requirements.

Numerical methods have the potential to improve that process by reducing the time and the cost to assess design variants. To be effectively deployed within the industry, these methods must be able to capture the major physical phenomena while offering a competitive computational cost.

With this objective in mind, this talk introduces the capabilities of Simcenter to simulate ducted fans noise emission. An application example will illustrate how technologies from the portfolio can be combined to support the development of quieter fans. 

Presented by: Sylvain Pluchart

Session timing: 11am - 12:30pm (90 minutes)

The Simcenter fluid and thermal portfolio - the path to tomorrow

Join us to preview the road map for the Simcenter fluid & thermal portfolio of products.  Find out the latest solutions and capabilities to deploy within your engineering organizations and see how Siemens will continue to build on the strong foundation to offer even more advanced products in the future.

Presenter: Chris Watson

Session timing: 1:30pm - 3:00pm (90 minutes)

What's new in Simcenter 3D 2212 & 2306

The latest version of Simcenter 3D brings extensive innovations and developments to make Simcenter 3D even more efficient in the following four target areas:

1) Model the complexity

Simcenter 3D Motion

Study how the effect of Gear Pitting on the NVH performance of drivetrains which is a major concern in the automotive industry.

Quickly evaluate the impact of a flexible component on the dynamic behavior of a motion mechanism by varying the modal frequency content.

Simcenter 3D Specialist Durability

Creep fatigue which occurs typically at higher temperatures can now be evaluated in combination with fatigue damage.

2) Explore the possibilities

Design Space Explorer

A preview of the upcoming Design Space Explorer for CAE workflows is already available as Early Access Feature and it integrates the industry leading HEEDS Sherpa optimization engine into Simcenter 3D. Explore better designs efficiently out of a large design space with various geometries, materials, connections, physics, etc.

3) Go faster

NX Performance Predictor

This new product provides instant evaluation of displacements and stresses during design modifications. Due to innovative Voxel-based technology its extremely fast and does not need explicit meshing operations by the designer.

4) Stay integrated

Teamcenter Simulation

Teamcenter Simulation manages test data between Simcenter Testlab and Simcenter 3D FE Model Correlation to speed up the pre-test planning workflow and ensure the usage of correct and up-to-date datasets.

Of course, this represents just a subset of the release highlights, stay tuned and visit the session for a deeper look to the latest developments of Simcenter 3D.

Presenter: Hermann Hoefer

Session timing: 1:30pm - 3:00pm (90 minutes)

Simcenter Systems - roadmap preview

Join us to preview the road map for the Simcenter Systems portfolio of products.  Find out the latest solutions and capabilities to deploy within your engineering organizations and see how Siemens will continue to build on the strong foundation to offer even more advanced products in the future.

Presenter: David Gagne

Session timing: 1:30pm - 3:00pm (90 minutes)

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