Our focus in automotive engineering is on the development of substructures and components. We assist our customers of the automotive industry and of its components suppliers in the design, the development, and the optimization of components, assemblies, and vehicle’s systems, emphasizing on occupant and pedestrian / VRU protection.
Concerning the vehicle interior, i. e. the passenger compartment, crash simulation is used for occupant protection as it enhances the development of active and passe restraint systems and structures. Components and assemblies developed and optimized by means of CAE simulation comprise cockpits and dashboards, including the integration of airbags and damping elements, as well as seat structures and occupant restraint systems plus panelling of the pillars and other vehicle structures. The goal is to minimise the passengers’ risk of injury.
The protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users (VRU) plays an important role in the design and the technical sizing of the vehicle front end. The initial collision of a person usually entails the head’s impact onto the hood or onto the windscreen and its framing structures. The simulation of these impact scenarios allows for an optimisation of these components, taking into consideration manifold boundary conditions. Again, the target is to reduce the consequences of such an impact for unprotected road users.
In addition, our typical tasks include engineering support in the development of components and assemblies such as panels, head-up-displays (HUD), instrument clusters, airbag brackets, and side claddings. The aim is to examine and optimise the static and dynamic loading of these structures for our customers.