Value of HPC for Ensuring Product Integrity - White Paper

Vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers have been pathfinders in the adoption of engineering simulation. Indeed, designing vehicles today is unthinkable without the use of simulation tools such as crash simulation, structural analysis and fluid dynamics. Though simulation is widely embedded into the overall vehicle engineering processes today, yet in most design areas it is still used only to perform spot checks, i.e. to evaluate the design for a few operating conditions. As a result large swathes of the operating space of a design are often left unstudied, thus overlooking potentially devastating failure modes and missing prime performance improvement opportunities. Latest advances in simulation software and hardware technologies are making High in Computing (HPC) readily available to automotive companies and suppliers. HPC is helping them expand exploration of a products design space and to increase product performance, quality and reliability – whether to meet further regulations or increase competitiveness.