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Session 1


Keynote Speech: How can CAE support Innovation?

Dr. Vasilios Bakolas

Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG.


Session 2A


A new approach on data management for the CAE model-building process at BMW: DCM-GUI

1Michael Tryfonidis*, 2Hans-Peter Daunhert, 2Marcel Meder

1BETA CAE Systems, Greece,
2BMW Group, Germany


Complete solution for model build-up

Irene Makropoulou*, George Nikolaidis

BETA CAE Systems, Greece


ANSA DM: simulation data management in pre- and post-processing

Dimitrios Katramados*, Athanasios Roubies, Dimitrios Krontsos

BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Data process for CAE – structural analysis: from data hunting to drag & drop

Uwe Krempels

Daimler AG, Germany


Session 3A


Analyzing scatter of crash simulation results using the DIFFCRASH plug-in within µΕΤΑ

1Dominik Borsotto*, 2Antonios Perifanis, 2Dimitrios Siskos

1SIDACT GmbH, 2BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Crash CAE in the all new Volvo XC90 and SPA platform

Domenico Macri*, Anders Sandahl, Johan Jergeus, Oscar Centeno, Anders Ericsson, Weijia Wu, Emil Claesson, Per Anders Eggertsen, Mathias Retzlaff, Michelle Khoo

Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden


Session 4A


New technologies for Occupant Safety model set-up and analysis

Athanasios Fokylidis*, Athanasios Lioras

BETA CAE Systems, Greece


ANSA scripting for automated pedestrian marking and simulation input

1Yogesh Upreti 1Matthias Erzgraeber 2Thanassis Fokylidis

1Adam Opel AG, Germany,
2BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Pedestrian protection head impacts in glass correlation FEM test in the new SEAT Leon

Angel Segura Santillana*, Carlos Arregui-Dalmases, Javier Luzon-Narro

SEAT Centro Técnico, Spain


Session 6


SPDRM implementation in a European automotive OEM

1Irene Makropoulou*, 2Niclas Dagson, 1Menelaos Pappas

1BETA CAE Systems, Greece,
2ALTEN AB, Sweden


Session 7A


A new approach on processing large scale computer tomography data in conjunction with high-end CAE pre-processing

1Daniel Heiserer*, 2Michael Tryfonidis

1BMW Group, Germany
2BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Design improvement through enhanced processes available within NVH Console

Tassos Sarridis*, Vasileios Pavlidis

BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Pleasure vessel vibration and noise finite element analysis

1Sergio Macchiavello*, 2Angelo Tonelli

1D’Appolonia S.p.A., Italy, 2Rina Services S.p.A., Italy


Global damping validation and a new modal contribution feature for squeak & rattle simulation

Samy Bazine, Jens Weber*

Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden


Session 8A


Increased accuracy in squeak &rattle simulations by enhanced material properties, damping values and aligned evaluation directions

1Mehrdad Moridnejad, 1,2Casper Wickman, 1Jens Weber, 2Lars Lindqvist, 2Rikard Söderberg

1Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden
2Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden


Improving efficiency of ACMS and AMLS domain composition methods for large vibratory systems using re-analysis concepts

1Zissimos Mourelatos*, 2Santosh Patil, 2John Skarakis

1Oakland University, Rochester MI, USA,
2BETA CAE Systems USA Inc., USA


Session 9A


3D shape recognition using ANSA scripts

Koji Otani

Integral Technology Co., Ltd., Japan


Automatic generation of multibody simulations in ANSA by usage of graph-based design languages

Constantin Diez

Adam Opel AG, Germany


Design and study of door components for a two-seater electric vehicle in side impact conditions

P. Bazios*, P. Spanoudakis, N. Tsourveloudis

School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece


Session 11


Keynote Speech: Introduction of active safety technology into new car assessment programmes

Prof. Sadayuki Ujihashi

Chair of JNCAP, Professor Emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology


The evolution of BETA CAE Systems suite scripting capabilities into a full CAE development platform

Yianni Kolokythas*, Michael Giannakidis

BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Process automation tools for accelerating CAE processes in ANSA environment

Umesh Mallikarjunaiah*, Mrityunjaya Yeli, Prakash Krishnaswamy,

Xitadel Group, India


Session 12A


Multistage optimization of automotive control arm through topology and shape optimization

1Duane Detwiler, 2Emily Nutwell*, 3Deepak Lokesha

1Honda R&D Americas, USA,
2Ohio State University SIMCenter, USA,
3BETA CAE Systems USA Inc., USA


Application of non-parametric sizing optimization for car body parts using Simulia Tosca structure and ANSA

1Georgi Chakmakov*, 2Serafim Chatzimoisiadis

1Dassault Systèmes, Bulgaria
2BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Connecting rod optimization integrating modeFrontier with ANSA

1Alberto Clarich*, 1Marco Carriglio, 2Giulio Bertulin, 2Günther Pessl

1ESTECO SpA, Italy, 2BMW Motoren GmbH, Austria


Morphing, optimization and automation strategies in ANSA - The efficient way to optimization

Onkar Mande*, Ravi Nimbalkar

BETA CAE Systems USA Inc., USA


Session 2B


Geometry parametrization with morphing boxes and integration in a multi-disciplinary optimization

Paul-Edouard Munch

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Germany


ACP - An optimization product design and development approach

Akbar Farahani



Morphing strategies library presentation

Joshua Sims*, Sunil Earla, Ravi Nimbalkar, Yatin Kumbhar

BETA CAE Systems USA Inc., USA


Optimization of morphing parameters using ANSA and VR&D Genesis

Nick Kalargeros*, Dr Roger Darlington, Mark McNally

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, UK


Session 3B


High-end solutions for CFD with ANSA/META

Vangelis Skaperdas

BETA CAE Systems, Greece


The influence of mesh characteristics on OpenFOAM simulations of the DrivAer model

Grigoris Fotiadis*, Vangelis Skaperdas, Aristotelis Iordanidis

BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Session 4B


FEMZip compression and faster µΕΤΑ visualization of CFD results

1Pinaki Banerjee*, Stefan Müller, 2George Kalaitzidis, 2Dimitrios Siskos

1SIDACT GmbH, Germany,
2BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Thermal simulations with THESEUS-FE and ANSA: Optimizing thermal comfort in an office building environment

Dr. Daniel Köster

P+Z Engineering GmbH, Munich, Germany


Design optimization with ANSA morph

Tobias Eidevåg*, David Tarazona Ramos*, Mohammad El-Alti

Alten AB, Sweden


Session 7B


The benefit of ANSA tools in the Dallara CFD process

Simona Invernizzi

Dallara Engineering, Italy


Automated optimization of a CAE external aerodynamics for aero-drag reduction

1Andrea Serra*, 1Massimiliana Carello, 2Marco di Nonno

1Politecnico di Torino, Italy,  2BETA CAE Italy Srl, Italy


Numerical simulations of flow through S-Duct

1Pravin Peddiraju, 1Arthur Papadopoulos, 2Vangelis Skaperdas, 3Linda Hedges*

1BETA CAE Systems USA, Inc., USA,
2BETA CAE Systems, Greece,
3CFD Consultant, USA


Customization of META post for display of results from a molding simulation

1Prasanna Kondapalli*, 1James McGuire, 1Damiano LaRosa, 2Deepak Lokesha, 2Joshua Sims

1BASF Corp., U.S.A,
2BETA CAE Systems USA Inc., USA


Session 8B


Importance of accuracy in CFD simulations

Vedat Akdag

Metacomp Technologies, USA


CFD analysis of supersonic and hypersonic wings using ANSA and META tools

Kaleeswaran Balasubramaniam*, Shivakumar Biradar

Xitadel CAE Technologies, India


Session 9B


Multiobjective duct optimization with open source CFD solver

1Fabio Vicenza*, 1Daniele Obiso, 2Stamatina Petropoulou, 1Daniele Speziani

1Phitec IngegneriaSrl, Italy,
2ICON Technology & Process Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom


On vortex shedding from trailing edge of a full-scale marine propeller blade

Saeed Javdani*, Nicholas Mitroglou, John S. Carlton

City University London, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, UK


Session 12B


CFD comparison for the SARM rotary engine with a conventional reciprocating Otto cycle engine

1V. Gkoutzamanis *, 2D. Mertzis, 1S. Nikolaidis, 1S. Savvakis

1the SARM Project, Greece,
2Lab. of Applied Thermodynamics, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Prediction of resistive soot sensor behavior in diesel exhaust via 3D simulation of soot deposition

P. Fragkiadoulakis*, D. Mertzis, S. Geivanidis, Z. Samaras

Lab. of Applied Thermodynamics, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


A numerical simulation of single  and two-phase flow in porous media; A pore-scale observation of effective microscopic forces

M. Aboukhedr*, Dr. K. Vogiatzaki, Prof. M. Gavaises, Dr. N. Mitroglou,

City University London, UK


Mesh curving techniques and parallel simulations of high order discontinuous Galerkin schemes on unstructured meshes

1F. Hindenlang, 2G. Gassner, 3C.-D. Munz

1Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching
2Mathematical Institute, University of Cologne
3Institute for Aero- and Gas dynamics, University of Stuttgart


Session 2C


Performance-oriented partners in simulation - engine development as an example

Dr.-Ing. Michael Klein*, Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Helfrich

INTES GmbH, Germany


FEM analysis of a belt conveyor driving drum

A. Mihailidis, E. Bouras*, E. Athanasopoulos

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Development of an automatic procedure for safety analysis of elevator frames following the EN-81 regulation

Dr. Ioannis Zyganitidis

BLAU EI O.E., Greece


Design and topology optimization for additively manufactured structural parts: a formula student case study

H. Bikas*, J. Stavridis, P. Stavropoulos, G. Chryssolouris**

Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece | **Corresponding author


Session 3C


Sheet metal forming optimization using ANSA and LS-DYNA

Simone Ferrero*, Caterina Tribuzi

Nova Analysis, Italy


Automation Tool for sheet metal stamping using ANSA

Ramesh Venkatesan, Jithesh Erancheri, Nanda Kumar

Kaizenat Technologies Private Limited, India


Session 4C


The effect of masticatory loading on the cervical loop region of the incisor in rodents

1T. Mitsiadis*, 2A.Tsouknidas, 3V. Karatsis, 2N. Michailidis

1Institute of Oral Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland,
2Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece,
3BETA CAE Systems, Greece


MFAT - A basic fatigue module for META-post

1Anders Jonsson*, 2Martin Sjöberg, 2Johnny Grenwald

1DynaMORE Nordic AB, Sweden,
2BAE Systems, Sweden


Session 8C


Laminated composite products: simulation process made easy

Ioannis Nerantzis

BETA CAE Systems, Greece


Analysis of pressed composite automotive tailgate using ANSA & META

Andy Ngai, Mark Arnold



Session 9C


Simulation of carbon-roving-structures-extreme light and strong by filament wound reinforcement

1Dirk Dreißig*, 2Peter Faßbänder, 1Ulrich Hindenlang

1LASSO Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Germany,
2FS Software & Konstruktionen GmbH, Germany


Execution and evaluation of the optimization process for a multi-material damping treatment

1M. Jaber*, 1A. Baum, 1H. Schneeweiss, 2J. Bös, 2T. Melz

1BMW Group, Germany,
2Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany


Size and shape optimization of overmolded continuous glass fiber laminate with short glass fiber reinforced polyamide for maximum impact resistance using ANSA, LS-OPT, and LS-DYNA coupled with ULTRASIM®

Praphulla Chandra*, Rodrigo Orozco

BASF Performance Materials, USA


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