Introducing The eDSIM Conference 2018

Development of electrified powertrains in times of Industry 4.0: SKF and Romax Technology call for the first eDSIM conference

The comprehensive digitalization of production processes is progressing just as fast as the increasing electrification of powertrains in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. To explore the potential of powerful software for developing highly efficient electric drive trains, Romax Technology and SKF are hosting the first electric Driveline SIMulation (eDSIM) conference.

For decades, SKF and Romax Technology have been developing and implementing powerful software for product development and customer-specific innovation projects.

Both SKF and Romax provide their customers with highly sophisticated simulation programs that reproduce the drive train – far beyond its individual components – as a complete system, thus taking all interactions into account.  SKF and Romax have long known that simulation-led design is key to delivering engineering systems that are fit for purpose and cost effective. Our shared values of innovation, analysis of market demands and vision on process optimisation and electrified drivelines lays the foundation for eDSIM.

The “eDSIM” conference, is an industry-wide platform on which stakeholders, software providers, OEMs, suppliers, universities, and research institutes involved in the topic can exchange information on the simulation-led design of electrified drive trains and share views on emerging technologies. The aim of the interdisciplinary exchange is to master the current challenges in the development of practical and cost-effective drive systems as efficiently as “integrated”.

These challenges include, for example, numerous parameters from various areas of physics: structural, dynamic, thermal, fluid mechanics, tribological and electromagnetic aspects need to be considered. Such factors influence the overall performance of the system by their interactions. To enable an electric drive system to “outperform” the more than centennial development lead of combustion-based drives, new CAE tools must optimally coordinate all these variables. After all, the ultimate goal is to design an applicable solution in the desired quality within an adequate period of time, which proves to be as energy-efficient as possible in practice.

Apart from their significance for simulation software, data are also playing an increasingly important role in “Industry 4.0 production”: As digitalization progresses, design data is increasingly being incorporated into automated manufacturing processes as the starting point for product life cycle management. The eDSIM conference will also discuss how development processes – especially between development partners, customers and suppliers – can be designed to maximize productivity, shorten development times, increase added value and drive technological innovations further forward.

The eDSIM conference of Romax and SKF will take place on 25 and 26 September at the Hotel Maritim in Darmstadt, Germany.

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