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IESF India Technical Sessions

These sessions are specifically for design engineers, engineering management and executives with an interest in Electrical Distribution Systems Design & Wire Harness Engineering - no other conference in the world has this focus.

Featured Automotive Events

Systems Engineering At The Platform Level Wednesday, September 25, 9:10 AM

Keynote Session Today’s cars can be described as the most complex consumer electronics products available.  But the distributed nature of vehicle electronics means nothing works without the electrical system that interconnects components.  This presentation explores how Mentor's Capital software models platform connectivity across abstractions.  It shows how new technology allows companies to understand the impact of and respond to changes across multiple engineering disciplines.  As the challenges and technical solutions are described, so the value of this capability becomes clear.

Automotive Industry Keynote Wednesday, September 25, 9:50 AM

Keynote Session

F = Full registration required

Technical Session
  • 1D & 3D CFD Simulation Products in Automotive Industry
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Over the last few years there have been huge productivity gains from the use of CFD tools. Software such as FloEFD and Flowmaster have allowed component and system engineers to reach new levels of understanding, enabling companies to design and manufacture better products. The presentation will focus on challenges faced by the automotive industry and how these tools are playing a pivotal role towards meeting the market demand and environmental constraints

  • Advanced EDS Design Tools Help Answer Tomorrow's Demand for Fully Electric Vehicles
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Electric and hybrid vehicles pose design challenges beyond those of conventionally powered vehicles.  Technical challenges include modelling battery charge / discharge cycles, critical safety-related issues, and managing electromagnetic effects.  This presentation describes these challenges and shows how modern electrical system design software can help address them

  • Automotive Industry Keynote
Presenter: Arun B Komawar, Sr Deputy Director -, The Automotive Research Association of India
  • Coffee/Tea Break
  • Connect Engineering - AUTOSAR Design Automation
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    TECHNICAL SESSION BMW, GM, Volvo are currently deploying AUTOSAR in their production automotive projects. Mentor Graphics has gained significant experience working alongside these OEMs. In this session, attendees will learn how OEMs deploy the AUTOSAR 4.0.3 specification, how OEMs develop ECUs in AUTOSAR 4.0.3, and how automotive OEMs process their software design on a particular platform. AUTOSAR is being introduced together with FlexRay and on top of their current CAN and LIN networks. Unfortunately, many of the Tier 1 suppliers are struggling with AUTOSAR complexity. Significant effort is being spent on behalf of the OEMs in the design, migration, configuration, integration, generation, and in the final build of AUTOSAR-based systems. In order for the Tier 1 suppliers to participate, a fundamental change is required at the software and tools companies to abstract away the AUTOSAR standard. The presentation gives an overview of the current situation, possibilities, and future direction of abstracting AUTOSAR for design automation purposes.

  • Harness Manufacturing Cost Analysis For OEMs and Suppliers
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Wire harnesses comprise a significant portion of overall EE system costs.  In the search for competitive advantage both OEMs and suppliers must be able to calculate harness manufacturing costs quickly, systematically and accurately.  This session presents new software that intelligently combines harness design data with highly flexible manufacturing process models to create detailed cost calculations, while fully protecting intellectual property.  This provides a firm basis for sourcing decisions, both for OEMs assessing suppliers' bids and for suppliers seeking optimal operations patterns.

  • Inauguration & Welcome address
  • Lunch
  • Multi-Voltage Systems & Aluminum Conductors: Help Me Assess New Electrical Technologies!
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The nature of vehicle electrical systems is changing rapidly.  High power electrical systems are driving mixed voltages, and cost pressures are making conductor materials like aluminum an increasingly viable competitor to copper.  The challenge of assessing the impact of these technologies on vehicle safety and of understanding cost/weight trade offs is a critical activity.  This session will discuss and demonstrate trade studies involving new vehicle technologies, show how impacts on system reliability can be assessed, and optimize wire sizes for both copper and aluminum at the platform level.

  • Registration
  • Systems Engineering At The Platform Level
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    KEYNOTE SESSION Today’s cars can be described as the most complex consumer electronics products available.  But the distributed nature of vehicle electronics means nothing works without the electrical system that interconnects components.  This presentation explores how Mentor's Capital software models platform connectivity across abstractions.  It shows how new technology allows companies to understand the impact of and respond to changes across multiple engineering disciplines.  As the challenges and technical solutions are described, so the value of this capability becomes clear.

Presenter: Martin O'Brien, General Manager - IESD, Mentor Graphics
  • Tackling Your Mechatronic System Design Challenges
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    TECHNICAL SESSION If you design automotive systems, you no doubt deal with mechatronic elements at some point in your design cycle. Mechatronic technologies make possible many advances in modern automotive systems design. Historically non-electrical systems are being improved using combinations of sensors, actuators, electronics, and software. The benefits are tangible and measurable: better performance, higher reliability, and a safer ride. Mechatronic systems enable features and functionality that, until recently, design teams could only wish for. But designing a system that takes full advantage of mechatronic technologies is beyond the repeated “design > prototype > test” cycles of typical design processes. Getting a mechatronic system from specification to implementation within ever-shrinking market windows requires a shift in development methodology, where lab-based design and troubleshooting are shifted to the virtual world of modeling and simulation. Design teams need tools and techniques that assemble multiple mechatronic system disciplines into a single design and analysis environment.

    This session presents an innovative mechatronic system integration capability featuring SystemVision, Mentor Graphics’ solution for complex mechatronic system development. You will learn how SystemVision uses standards-based modeling, and advanced simulation and analysis capabilities, to help automotive design teams combine mechatronic system elements into a single, comprehensive modeling and analysis environment. Join us to see how SystemVision's standards-based modeling, and advanced simulation and analysis capabilities, can help you tackle your mechatronic system design challenges.

  • The Next Step In Smart Documentation
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Smart documentation is a common requests from vehicle service technicians, who know that diagnostic trouble codes do not always quickly and unambiguously identify vehicle faults.  This session presents technology that not only automatically creates rich documentation but also delivers a highly productive environment to the technicians, with capabilities such as vehicle specific schematic generation and interactive signal tracing.  The very latest developments in this area will be shown, including delivery to tablet devices for the ultimate in usability and portability.

  • What Will Save Us From Electrical Configuration Complexity (Part 1)?
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Massive configuration complexity caused by global platforms and customer choice has become an acute pain point in electrical systems & wire harness design.  This session examines the multiple areas impacted by configuration complexity, from design change management to obsolescence costs to vehicle documentation & service.  The set of technology solutions embedded within Mentor's Capital tools that address this complex problem is described, and interesting reference is also made to aerospace paradigms for managing configuration complexity.

  • What Will Save Us From Electrical Configuration Complexity (Part 2)?
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Two distinct approaches have evolved to limit the configuration complexity of individual harness families.  In the first, decisions are made to give away components to reduce part number proliferation.  The alternate process, termed customer specific harnesses or KSK, targets a zero give away situation.  This session presents software technologies to support both these approaches that address the value of variety versus the cost of complexity.  The session also highlights some of the implications process choices have on subjects such as quotation management and splicing strategy.

  • Wrap up & Lucky draw