ANSYS Advantage - Volume IX, Issue 2, 2015
Simulation for the Automotive Industry
Automakers and their supply chain already apply engineering simulation to address some of today’s problems: fuel-efficiency standards, potential warranty issues (with reputation and financial consequences), and the transition to hybrid and electric vehicles (H/EVs). They also embrace big ideas — disruptive technology — like self-driving cars. But the key to success is how the industry leverages the big-picture power of simulation to innovate, fulfill consumer demands, comply with stringent regulatory demands, and meet development time, cost and performance targets.
EditorialShifting Up to a Better Automotive Paradigm
The fast lane is getting faster and more complex. Automakers that fall short of innovating within a shorter design cycle will lose the product race.
NewsSimulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.
Best PracticesA Changing Simulation Paradigm for a Changing Auto Industry
The automotive industry must fully embrace complete virtual prototyping with multidisciplinary simulation and multiphysics — and use it thoughtfully and systematically throughout the product development cycle — to see the real promise of technical innovation. Can vehicle companies shift the paradigm from simulation-in-silos to deploying a common, scalable enterprise-level simulation platform that enables thorough systems engineering?
Thought LeaderOn Top of the World
DENSO Corporation standardizes on ANSYS structural software to expedite global product development.
Robust Electronic SystemsTest Drive for EMI
Automotive electromagnetic interference and compatibility can be determined more efficiently using new technology within ANSYS HFSS.
Hybrid and Electric VehiclesAutomating Battery Pack Design
Systems-level simulation energizes the virtual prototyping process for electric vehicle batteries.
Autonomous VehiclesIn the Loop
Vehicle automation and advanced driving assistance systems are being streamlined using ANSYS SCADE capabilities.
Robust Electronic SystemsMore Music, Less Noise
As automotive infotainment units become more complex, designers turn to simulation at the chip level to ensure reliable, noise-free performance.
Emissions ReductionComing Clean
To meet China’s tough new emissions requirements Tenneco used ANSYS Fluent to optimize the design of a new selective catalytic reduction system.
Reliability and Quality PredictionOpening the Window to Simulation
Simulation helps to predict and reduce side window buffeting.
Best PracticesIt’s a Snap
Valeo uses static nonlinear best practices to simulate snap-fits using ANSYS software.
Application ExamplesAutomotive Design: Advanced Nonlinear Simulation
A wide range of nonlinear structural simulation capabilities from ANSYS enable automotive companies to reach the market quickly with reliable products.
Robust Electronic Systems DesignBeating the Heat
Simulation helps an electronic product operate safely at a higher ambient temperature.
Robust Electronic Systems DesignElectric Power through the Air
Murata Manufacturing developed a more-efficient method for wireless power transfer using simulation.
Fluid–Thermal Systems DesignFueling Research Reactors
Simulations help to design a new low-enriched nuclear fuel for materials testing, isotope production and neutron radiography for research that reduces proliferation threat.
SolutionsAccelerating Mechanical Solutions Using the Latest Intel Technologies
Advances in ANSYS 16.0 and Xeon technology address the high-performance computing needs of Windows users.
SolutionsRadar Road Trip
Modeling better radar antennas and positioning them perfectly could speed the way to driverless vehicles.