Data Engineer for Numerical Computation, PSA Group
He joined PSA Peugeot Citroen as statistician engineer in 2002 and worked on engine’s calibration methodologies for emission optimization. From 2009 to 2010 he was in charge of training for design teams on quality methodologies for vehicle body structure. From 2010 to 2013 he worked as project manager customer’s performances database. From 2013 on, he is charge of deployment, training course, benchmarking of optimization tools and methodologies at Numerical Vehicle department.
One of the current challenges in industrial products design is the ability to use sophisticated optimization methods while defining suitable objectives easily and then sharing the results with the engineering teams. Nowadays, mathematical methods related to optimization, propose important improvements on customer’s
needs as well on manufacturing costs profits. Moreover, progress in terms of storage capacity and calculations performances, allow the constitution of extensive databases. These databases, “intelligently” acquired (DoE), requires optimization algorithms to manage vehicles performances difficult to assess (NVH, CRASH). However, experience shows that a single expert tool is no longer sufficient to justify its use. Acceptance of expert mathematical approaches by designers is not so direct to obtain. The democratization of these complex methods through a friendly and ergonomic interface is an usually underestimated parameter for a successful deployment. A complete IT platform which is able to cumulate: algorithmic performances – Automation process – results post processing of the calculation and interactive visualization of results - becomes essential. An interactive and friendly web interface provides a relevant response for this type of challenge. Indeed, CAE optimization experts are able to validate the optimization results while including the design team in the same collaborative environment. This approach will allow the design and the expert teams to interact as soon as possible in a vehicle design phase and thus to profit the maximum of possible benefits. PSA will explain how a VOLTA-based platform can help to accelerate the vehicles developments during the numerical design phase .