Issue: Jul 2011


MSC Software Helps Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Accelerate R&D Competitiveness



by Alan Tran

MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, announced that Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company, Ltd. selected MD Nastran, MSC Adams, and MSC Easy5 as its Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) technology platform for automobile research & development (R&D).

Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company is the first automobile joint venture in China between Dongfeng Automobile Company, Ltd.
(DFAC) and PSA Peugeot Citroen. The company has two large manufacturing plants able to produce 450,000 complete vehicles and 40,000 engines and automatic transmissions per year. Its 3rd production factory will be established this year.

With the changes in Chinese national strategy, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company was asked to provide automobile technology solutions, including automobile design, performance benchmarking, and advanced manufacturing. This made it a top priority for the company to create independent brands and establish local design and manufacturing.

After evaluating many CAE technologies, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company selected MSC Software's solutions including MD Nastran, Adams, and Easy5 as its main CAE platform for automobile R&D. By applying MSC's solutions, the company is able to perform automobile NVH performance calculations, complete automobile dynamic analysis and joint mechanical and electronic simulation. It has also allowed them to build technology competitiveness with more independent research and development activities inside the company.

The NVH simulation manager at Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company, Ltd. said, "Through numerous benchmark comparisons, the company selected MSC products because we believe in the application advantages and proven success of MSC's technology in the automobile industry. We are convinced that MSC's solution will bring a competitive advantage to Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company."

Liu Hongyu, General Manager of MSC Software China, said, "We are very proud that Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company selected our software to promote its research and development capability. The performance of our products has been well validated by automobile customers at home and abroad. We believe the technology will help Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company design more outstanding and innovative products at less cost."

About Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company, Ltd. Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company, Ltd. is a large automobile manufacturing enterprise established by DFAC and PSA Peugeot Citroen on May 18th, 1992 in Wuhan, Hubei. While introducing the latest products and technologies of PSA Peugeot Citroen, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company, Ltd. continued enhancing independent innovation and R&D capability, and has established a team of over 1,000 experts. To learn more, please visit: http://www.dpca.com.cn/dpca/publish/index.html.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is the worldwide leader of multidiscipline simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC Software works with thousands of companies worldwide to develop better products faster with simulation technology, software, and services. MSC Software is a global company with offices in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com.

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