European Automotive Simulation Conference to Drive Next-Generation Vehicle Design

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 30, 2009— ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the preliminary agenda for the 2009 European Automotive Simulation Conference (EASC), an engineering simulation event dedicated solely to this industry. Because the challenges in engineering road, rail, racetrack and off-road vehicles are complex, the event provides a forum for attendees to share and debate new practices and issues, to network with industry peers and to learn about the very latest developments in engineering simulation for the automotive industry. The EASC’s focus on integrating multiphysics simulation into the design process is expected to impact the next generation of automotive engineering, resulting in innovative products that can be made faster, more cost effectively, and with less impact on the environment.

"Engineering simulation is more important to the automotive industry than ever before,” said Werner Seibert, industry solutions specialist for automotive at ANSYS, Inc. “Several phenomena have converged on the industry at once: huge variations in the price of oil, rapidly increasing requirements for compliance with environmental regulation and the global economic downturn. These are all challenging automotive manufacturers to reduce costs while increasing their activity in research and development. In building the next generation of vehicles, manufacturers and suppliers must develop new technologies that address the need for lower CO2 emissions and higher fuel economy. Engineering simulation has a massive part to play in realizing both these goals, so much so that I would undoubtedly say this 2009 EASC will be the most important yet.”

The event’s keynote and technical presentations will offer leading-edge applications focused on solving complex, real-world problems, such as determining the best car shape for optimal aerodynamics, thermal–structural analysis on a cylinder head, and optimizing the process for paint spraying. Scheduled for July 6 to 7, 2009, in Munich, Germany, the conference will feature high-profile presentations from experts representing some of the most successful and innovative companies in the industry. Speakers include Bodo Durst from BMW, Sandro Wartzack from Brose, Torbjörn Larsson from the BMW Sauber F1 Team, and Christoph Schoettl from MAN Truck & Bus.

This year’s conference will cover the full spectrum of simulation aspects and account for the entire range of physics relevant to vehicle design: structural, fluids, thermal and electronic design automation (EDA) — which comprises industry-leading software from Ansoft, now part of the comprehensive multiphysics software portfolio of ANSYS. Consequently, applications in areas including mechatronics and radio frequency (RF) simulation, for devices such as satellite navigation systems, will appear on the agenda.

Application areas to be covered at the conference include:

  • Aerodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • Body-in-white
  • Chassis
  • Climate control
  • Electromagnetic and electronic design
  • Engine design
  • Manufacturing process
  • Noise, vibration and harshness
  • Powertrain
  • Thermal management
  • Vehicle components

The EASC will also feature an extensive partner exhibition.

To view the preliminary agenda, register for the EASC and get more details, visit

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About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,700 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit for more information.

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