Virtual Reality in Automotive Engineering

A huge increase in the variety of variants, the highest demands on product and development quality as well as strong emotional product characteristics have made the automotive industry one of the drivers of virtual technologies for a long time. The number of fields of application of virtual reality and virtual engineering in the automotive industry is correspondingly high: the areas of application range from initial design sketches to product development and production planning all the way to sales configurators.

Areas of application

  • Virtual design prototypes: design, aesthetics, materials
  • Digital Mock-Up, Virtual Mock-Up
  • Analysis simulation data structural mechanics
  • Stiffness, shock loads, vibrations, crash, airbag
  • Analysis simulation data fluid mechanics
  • Outer flow, aerodynamics, lift and drag
  • Heat exchanger, simulation of the cooling module
  • Electromagnetic fields, hydraulics, spread of emissions
  • Charge exchange, manifold, catalyst, combustion behavior
  • Air conditioning, air conditioning units and air ducts, vehicle interior
  • Thermal design, thermal analysis, defrost analysis
  • Usability testing, understandability, usability, ergonomics
  • Manufacturability: all manufacturing processes
  • Assembly and disassembly
  • Logic, control, mechatronics, HiL
  • Service, maintenance, repair, operation
  • Planning assembly systems
  • Workplace design
  • Automation technology, robotics
  • Material flow systems, logistics
  • Qualification, safety technology & safety at work
  • Factory planning, plant engineering
  • Documentation

VDC-Whitepaper "Virtual Techniques in the field of Automotive Engineering": Link

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