Ricardo Software announces UserCon Europe 2018 Line-up

Ricardo Software announces UserCon Europe 2018 Line-up
02 August 2018

Ricardo Software is delighted to announce this year’s UserCon Europe line-up for our 2 day event in Ludwigsburg, Germany from 11-12 September 2018.
This year’s theme focuses on the Future of Mobility and explores industry challenges and the impact of virtualisation on transport design.
Key topics include:

  • Understanding mechanical challenges relating to virtualisation of powertrain design
  • The future of internal combustion engines and how to optimise performance
  • Are we ready for electrification - hybrid and electric vehicles

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 in 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

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
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

During the event, attendees will be able to 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 and network with industry leaders.
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