ANSYS Advantage - Volume VI, Issue 3, 2012

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

An Automotive Renaissance
In its 125-year history, the auto industry has never seen such a period of rapid, exponential change. Virtual engineering is the answer to staying apace.

NEWS

Simulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.

BEST PRACTICES

Steering Toward the Future
Faced with rising fuel prices and growing environmental concerns, the automotive industry is re-inventing itself — and simulation is playing a critical role.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Fast-Charging Battery Development
Multiphysics simulation tools power the modeling of thermal management in advanced lithium-ion battery systems for electric vehicles.

ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Cleaning Up
Magneti Marelli reduces engine emissions and improves fuel efficiency by modeling the complete engine cycle.

HPC

Charging Simulation with HPC
A 16x speedup on a compute farm delivers time and cost savings in the design of traction motors for HEVs and EVs.

DRIVE UNIT

Playing It Cool
CFD simulation of drive unit cooling helps to improve reliability.

BEST PRACTICES

Mistake-Proof Simulation
Design of experiments helps to create more robust products by accounting for noncompliance with design specifications.

FUEL EFFICIENCY

Going Super Aero
ANSYS Fluent contributes to winning super-mileage car design.

THOUGHT LEADER

Driven to Success
Andrea Pontremoli, CEO and General Manager of Dallara Automobili, discusses the importance of simulation and innovation in the global automotive industry.

BICYCLING

Going Strong
Oxylane/Decathlon leverages simulation to design stronger, lighter bike frames in less time.

MARINE

Deep Dive
ANSYS software helped in designing a deep-sea submersible to reach the lowest point on earth.

MATERIALS

Reducing Material Costs
R&D reduced material costs for a water container by 10 percent while maintaining product integrity.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Smart Products, Smart Engineering Solutions
With its acquisition of Esterel Technologies, ANSYS extends its capabilities to embedded software simulation and code production — enabling rapid, reliable and cost-effective design of smart product systems.

TECH TIP

Understanding Temperature-Dependent Demagnetization
Using both fluid and electromagnetic simulation can better determine temperature-based demagnetization for permanent magnets used in electric vehicles.