22 November 2013
TIME DETAILS
09:00
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09:15
Welcome and Review Agenda
09:15
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09:30
Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Senior Management Presentation
09:30
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10:15
Automotive Lighting Systems, Past, Current and Future Technologies The presentation will show an historic overview of automotive lighting systems as well as present technologies and a future outlook. It will cover topics such as light sources, material and manufacturing technologies and of course the latest safety technologies that influenced automotive lighting systems and will help to evolve them in future.
Hector Fratty, Driving Vision News
10:15
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11:00
Thermal Simulation in Automotive Power Electronics ProductsDue to the growth of the market for Electrical Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles, power electronics products are more and more present in the automotive industry. These power electronics products must be designed to operate in very severe thermal conditions. Additionally, compactness and short development timeframe are two other strong constraints. In this context, 3D thermal simulations are a very useful tool to answer this challenge. These 3D models can be used from the early stage of the product design of up to the validation stage. In addition, these models can now address multiphysics simulations enabling us to account for strongly coupled effect, such as the thermal loads produced by the joule effect. However, complex transient power profiles can lead to long calculation times that are incompatible to the product development timeframe. For this specific case, thermal impedance methodology can be applied to calculate, in a reasonable time, transient temperature of the main components. These thermal results can finally be used to estimate reliability of the product.
Jean-François Bisson, Valeo
11:00
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11:30
BREAK
11:30
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12:00
New Services from Mechanical Analysis
Richard Wilton, Mentor Graphics
12:00
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12:30
User Experience at Mechanical Analysis Division
Dr. Ivo Weinhold, Mentor Graphics
12:30
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13:00
Executive Roundtable – Q&A session
13:00
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14:30
LUNCH
FloTHERM Track FloEFD Track T3Ster Track
14:30
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15:20
Improvement of the Brightest Estimation by Coupling Thermal and Optical SimulationsLEDs are used for illumination in most of automotive products, and one of the characteristic of LEDs is the high dependence between brightness efficiency and operating temperature. In order to provide an accurate estimation of the brightness, it seems mandatory now to consider a high coupling between thermal and optical simulations.
Mehdi Gherib
Johnson Controls Automotive
FloEFD Product Roadmap
Roland Feldhinkel
Mentor Graphics
Theory & Fundamentals What is Thermal Characterization?
Mathew Clark, Mentor Graphics
15:20
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16:00
What’s New in FloTHERM?
(FT10 + FT XT)
Dr. Robin Bornoff
Mentor Graphics
What’s New in FloEFD?
Alexey Kharitonovich
Mentor Graphics
T3Ster & DynTIM Presentation
Mathew Clark
Mentor Graphics
16:00
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16:20
BREAK
16:20
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17:00
Becoming a Power User of FloTHERM -
Expert Tips and Tricks
Dr. Robin Bornoff
Mentor Graphics
Becoming a Power User of FloEFD
- Expert Tips and Tricks
Benoit Osswald
Mentor Graphics
Reliability Testing of Electronics
Matthew Clark
Mentor Graphics
17:00 Goodbye, Networking & Drinks