China Euro Vehicle Technology AB is Using MSC Nastran Simulation Solutions

MSC Software is helping to design and analyze C-segment cars for Volvo Cars and Geely Auto

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 3, 2014MSC Software Corporation, a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services, today announced that CEVT (China Euro Vehicle Technology AB) based in Gothenburg, Sweden, has used MSC Nastran advanced nonlinear to design and analyze the vehicle architecture of C-segment cars for Volvo Cars and Geely Auto.

CEVT is focused on developing new modular architectures and key components for Volvo Cars and Geely Auto in the C-segment (small family car segment).

The integrated set of engineering simulation solutions from MSC Software and MSC Nastran help CEVT with the advanced linear and nonlinear analysis required in the architecture development program. “The single model approach helps us save time and ensure our high quality standards. We are able to use the same data for NVH, Durability and Nonlinear Analysis,” says Anders Werner, Module Team Director CAE.

A vehicle architecture is the integration of a set of common components, defined functional and performance limits, a set of common interfaces, a range of dimensional flexibility, as well as a common manufacturing system. The set of common components and common manufacturing system enables rationalization and raises efficiency. Using the dimensional flexibility and set of common interfaces, different sizes of vehicles can be built on the same architecture. Using differentiated functional and performance limits and set of common interfaces enables building vehicles with completely different brand characteristics on the same architecture, thereby protecting and serving the different needs of Volvo Cars and Geely Auto.


China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT) is a joint engineering and development centre for future C-segment cars. The vision is to strengthen the competitiveness of Geely Auto and Volvo Cars through the development of world-class vehicle architectures and new technologies.

CEVT was founded in 2013 and is part of the Geely Group. The company is located in the heart of Sweden’s automotive cluster; Lindholmen, Gothenburg and employs 400 full-time professionals and consultants. For additional information about CEVT, please visit:

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit:

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