The Next Generation of Engineering Analysis Software: Simulation Process Modeling

Alfred J. Svobodnik


In This presentation will discuss thoughts and aspects of a revolutionary new type of product/service in the field of engineering analysis. While traditional (software or service) products are based on features and functions, we use a different, development cycle oriented, approach for efficiently applying engineering analysis.

Though software forms the basement for our simulation processes, the goals and ultimately the successful application to product improvements are significantly different.

The basic fundaments of this new paradigm of engineering analysis will outlined, as well as a discussion of its significant business benefits.


10/2012 – present Konzept-X, Managing Director

11/2011 – 9/2012 Konzept-X, Executive Partner and CTO, Founding Member

2006 – 10/2011 Harman International, Senior Manager/Chief Engineer, Simulation and Virtual Acoustics, Automotive Audio - Multidisciplinary virtual system engineering for audio systems

1990 – 2005 Numerical Analysis and Design, Executive Partner and CTO, Founding Member - Engineering analysis with finite and boundary elements for stress analysis, dynamics and acoustics

1990 Graduated with the degree “Doktor der Technischen Wissenschaften” (equivalent to PhD), Vienna University of Technology. Doctoral thesis: “Numerical Treatment of the Elastic Plastic Macromechanical Behavior of Longfiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites“

1987 Graduated with the degree “Diplom-Ingenieur” (equivalent to MSc), Vienna University of Technology. Diploma thesis: “Development of a Computer Program for Dimensioning of Pressure Loaded Pipe Branchings”

Honorary member of NAFEMS, member of the NAFEMS German Steering Committee and NAFEMS Multiphysics Working Group, founding member of the NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineering Scheme.

Full member of the Audio Engineering Society, member of the AES Technical Committee Automotive Audio.