Ricardo Software UserCon Europe 2018

Ricardo Software UserCon Europe 2018
11 Sep 2018
12 Sep 2018
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Join us on 11-12 September 2018 at the prestigious Schlosshotel Monrepos in Ludwigsburg for the 2018 European Ricardo Software User Conference.

This year’s theme focuses on the Future of Mobility and explores industry challenges, the impact of virtualisation on transport design and presents Ricardo’s vision, supported by a series of technical presentations from key customers and technical partners.

Truck_1920.jpgAddressing mechanical challenges 
David Bell, Development Manager, will introduce new approaches relating to virtualisation of powertrain design.

Future ICEPerformance, efficiency & calibration
Dr. Jiri Navratil, Virtual Calibration expert, will discuss the future of ICE and how to optimise performance through the use of digital twins.

Truck-cutaway_1920.jpgAre we ready for electrification?
David Rawlins, Global Software Solutions Manager, will present challenges relating to hybrid and electric vehicles including battery thermal management.

Leading industry experts from world-class organisations are confirmed to present their latest development projects using Ricardo’s simulation and analysis software, alongside Ricardo’s technical consultants.


Room 1: Addressing Mechanical Challenges

Presentation Title Presenter
Timing belt tooth profile optimisation using VALDYN Kevin Maile, Ford
Influence of the EHD pin model on the piston secondary motion analysis results Lukas Merz, Federal Mogul Nuernberg
SABR/GEAR in GKN eTransmission development  Hans Pietoyo, GKN Germany
Introduction of PISDYN flexible pin feature Andrea Negrisolo, Duraldur S.p.A.
Advances in modelling lubricant effects within VALDYN and ENGDYN John Bucknall, BP
Virtual development of the crank mechanism for a MotoGP engine
(on behalf of Ducati Motor Holding Racing)
Pietro Bianchi, Leonardo Engineers
Transmission noise – solutions for quieter drivetrains James Packer, Ricardo

Room 2: Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics

Presentation Title Presenter
Engine map wide 3D-CHT simulations Rudolf Pape, VW
Development process of an AUDI exhaust system Balasz Kuti, Audi Hungary
Development of a 2-stroke motorbike engine model: simplicity of the engine demands complexity in the model  Alberto Caruso, KTM AG
Prediction of cell temperature and thermal gradients in Lithium ion Battery pack Ganesh Kumar Mukilan, University of Warwick
Valve timing optimisation to reduce pollutant emissions of a skip cycle engine in WAVE Baris Dogru, University of Southampton
Implementation of a Development Process for heat release prediction in the early stage of a gasoline engine development process Christian Rota, Ricardo Innovations
Hybrid vehicle optimisation for fuel consumption, emissions and driveability using integrated model-based development Fabien Fiquet, Ricardo Innovations

Day 2: Workshops and Round Tables

What's new in
1D and 3D CFD?

Latest developments in Vectis, Wave
and Wave RT
Virtual Vehicle

Accelerate vehicle application development
using Wave RT 
Fluid Dynamics
Round Table

Open forum to discuss industry challenges and new applications
The future of

Demo of ICE engines and Batteries in Vectis
Vehicle Dynamics
with IGNITE 

Battery thermal management for electric & hybrid vehicles 
Addressing mechanical challenges 
What's new in the mechanical suite?
Virtual Powertrain
Round Table 

Open forum to discuss industry challenges and new applications
Mechanical Software

Preview of new transmission toolset plus new features for greater design efficiency
Introducing Software Solutions
Custom end-to-end toolchains using CAE software 

  • Learn from global leaders about the future of electrification in the transport industry 
  • Discuss the impact of virtualisation on engineering
  • Experiment with new techniques and applications from Ricardo Software’s innovative suite of simulation and analysis products
  • Participate in training workshops to unlock new features
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • Pre-networking welcome event on Monday evening


REGISTRATION: Registration is now closed.