As a Safety CAE Engineer in SFEV’s Vehicle Integration & Safety Systems, CAE Team, you will be responsible for safety CAE analysis of the full vehicle, subsystems, and for SFEV product lines. You will work closely together with vehicle product development teams to set up requirements and performance targets.
Duties and responsibilities
- Develop component and full vehicle level CAE models to run relevant load cases for front, side and rear impact using HyperMesh or ANSA.
- Develop planning specifications for crash and impact simulations, analyze test results, and improve the performance of CAE models.
- Perform analysis using LS-Dyna, Radioss and PamCrash to assess vehicle crashworthiness based on regulatory and third party assessment criteria.
- Conduct occupant dynamics analysis using FMVSS and other crash assessment tests (NCAP). Utilize fundamental physics, structural engineering principles, and Injury Assessment Reference Values (IARV).
- Develop optimization of safety restraint system with the team through sled and crash tests. Recommend design solutions and approaches to meet vehicle safety requirements. Monitor the coordination, planning, and implementation of systems crash/impact actions.
- Analyze continuous feedback regarding vehicle safety systems and subsystems used by active participation in integration, laboratory, and field tests. Identify and recommend major abatement or mitigation actions to prevent or correct vehicle safety hazards.
- Work closely with the suppliers to develop components and systems to meet program crashworthiness/occupant protection objectives.
- Present analysis results for sign-off and approval, and communicate findings and recommendations to various engineering organizations.
- Lead in safety CAE methodology development.
- Contribute to knowledge management of the company
Minimum travel requirement
Required Education and Experience
- MS or PhD degree in mechanical engineer, aerospace engineering, civil engineering or related field
- At least 3-year professional experience in automotive or heavy equipment or aerospace industry
- Familiar with automotive parts vocabulary, terminology etc.
- Familiar with fundamentals of nonlinear Finite Element Method (FEM) Theory
- Familiar with vehicle safety regulations such as FMVSS, US-NCAP, Euro-NCAP, and IIHS.
- At least 3-year experience with pre- and post-processing software such as ANSA/META, and HyperMesh/HyperView
- At least 3-year experience with solvers such as LS-Dyna, Radioss, and PamCrash
- Familiar with most functions of CAD software such as CATIA, and SolidWorks
- Familiar with Microsoft Office tools, able to generate good presentation with PowerPoint, analysis reports of Word and dexterously use Excel to perform needed calculation
- Effective communication skills (oral and written)
- Able to work in a fast-paced program with a diverse team