BURLINGTON, Mass. and YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation, a global innovator in simulation software for product engineering, has announced the keynote speakers for its eleventh annual PowerFLOW® Solution Forum, taking place on June 2nd at the Tokyo Conference Center in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo, Japan.
The PowerFLOW Solution Forum is a one-day conference where leading automotive, commercial and off-highway vehicle manufacturers and suppliers from around the world meet to discuss the latest innovations and developments in simulation-driven design, elaborating on how Exa's suite of simulation tools has played a vital role in their respective product development processes. This year's list of participating companies includes DENSO Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Honda R&D Co. Ltd, Scania AB, and Yanmar Co. Ltd.
The 2017 key presenters:
Mr. Hirotsugu Takeuchi, Executive Director at DENSO, will discuss how DENSO's collaborative partnership with Exa is helping to transform traditional interaction between carmakers and suppliers, creating a new integrated ecosystem of simulation models.
Mr. Naoki Hamamoto, from the Vehicle Function Testing Department at Mitsubishi, will elaborate on the digital simulation processes his company has put to in place to improve both vehicle aerodynamics and aeroacoustics.
Dr. Per Elofsson, Senior Technical Manager, Aerodynamics at Scania, will present details of the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer's use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in developing the aerodynamic efficiency of its new range of trucks.
Mr. Ryutaro Nishihir, motorsports engineer at Honda R&D Co. Ltd, will share information on how NSX GT3, which made its debut at the IMSA United Sportscar Championship (USCC) Daytona 24 in January 2017, was developed using Exa's PowerFLOW simulation tools.
Mr. Soichiro Ikegami, from Yanmar Co., LTD., will elaborate on how Exa simulation technology can help reduce cooling fan noise in industrial vehicles.
Mr. Maximilian Ludwig Ganis, from NIO Co., LTD., will discuss NIO's aerodynamic, thermal and acoustic methodologies using state-of-the-art CFD and how this has improved their vehicle development.
Exa Corporation will be represented by several senior executives, including Mr. Stephen Remondi, President and CEO of the company. Joining Mr. Remondi from Exa will be Mr. Kazu Ishikawa, President at Exa Japan, and Dr. Suresh Sundaram, SVP Products & Marketing at Exa, who will present the company's strategic direction for simulation driven-design and future product roadmap.
Dr. Sundaram commented, "Simulation-driven design provides for a highly accurate analysis of performance in real-world operating conditions, and allows for actionable feedback and insight early in the design process - something not possible when employing traditional testing methods. Our strategic partners and customers are using Exa simulation technology on a daily basis to enhance the vehicle development process and improve their products — and we're looking forward to hearing about their achievements and progress at this year's PowerFLOW Solution Forum."
About Exa Corporation
Exa (Nasdaq:EXA) (www.exa.com) Corporation's visualization and simulation software helps designers and engineers enhance the performance of their products, reduce product development costs and improve the efficiency of their design and engineering processes. As a design evolves, Exa accurately predicts the performance of that design while providing actionable insight to optimize the performance of the product. With Exa, the need for costly physical prototypes and expensive late-stage changes is reduced. Now, designers and engineers are freed from the risk of producing compromised products that do not meet market and regulatory requirements. Exa currently focuses primarily on the ground transportation market, in which some of the most successful product companies in the world use Exa, including BMW, Delphi, DENSO, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Hino, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, Komatsu, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Peugeot, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks, and has recently expanded its technology offerings into the fields of aerospace and oil and gas production.
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