CAE Driven Development
The automotive manufacturers today have to put more products faster to the market using shorter vehicle development time and also face significant challenges in vehicle design optimisation.
One enabler to accomplish this is the utilization of CAE methods and technology in the development process. Also, as several members of the ÅF Engineering team have their origin from different OEM’s Engineering, where limited resources in development have been a part of the daily work, a profound focus in using latest CAE methods and technologies in the development process has been natural.
The extensive use of CAE requires also more up-front resources and work in projects, which results in improved product readiness and quality. The derivation of a CAE extensive development process put also demands on close co-operation between testing and CAE communities.