Best of Automotive
While accelerating industry advancements, automotive OEMs and suppliers must also control increasing product complexities and multiplying failure modes to keep vehicles robust, reliable and safe. This special issue of ANSYS Advantage includes many examples of leading companies that leverage engineering simulation to develop vehicles.
Driving Automotive Innovation
Innovation is not just a buzzword in the automotive industry — it is a critical competency needed to transform vehicles into smart machines that incorporate electronics for infotainment (phone, multimedia), guidance (GPS) and control of a variety of systems, such as adaptive cruise control and automatic parallel parking.
Thought LeaderOn Top of the World
DENSO Corporation standardizes on ANSYS structural software to expedite global product development.
Leveraging Upfront Simulation in a Global EnterpriseLeveraging Upfront Simulation in a Global Enterprise
Corporate initiative at Delphi focuses on the benefits of simulation as an integral part of early product design at sites around the world.
ADVANCED MATERIALS SYSTEMS DESIGNGetting Around in Style
Engineers quickly and reliably design a composites sports car and an electric bicycle using ANSYS technology.
AUTOMOTIVEBreakthrough for Brake Design
TRW has validated a new method that uses ANSYS Mechanical software to establish the initial contact and compute sliding contact between pads and disc. This approach accounts for system contact conditions, enabling brake noise to be simulated and reducing the need for physical testing to tune the models.
Best PracticesIt's a Snap
Valeo uses static nonlinear best practices to simulate snap-fits using ANSYS software.
AUTOMOTIVEOn the Fast Track
Ferrari pushes the limits of simulation in improving aerodynamic performance of racing cars.
Magneti Marelli reduces engine emissions and improves fuel efficiency by modeling the complete engine cycle.
Cleaner, Greener Engine Design
Cummins uses simulation to reduce weight, improve fuel economy and reduce emissions of engines.
Playing It Cool
CFD simulation of drive unit cooling helps to improve reliability.
AUTOMOTIVESafe Automobile Controls
Subaru uses SCADE software to develop safe and reliable electronically controlled circuits and systems for hybrid electric vehicles.
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 SystemsTest Drive for EMI
Automotive electromagnetic interference and compatibility can be determined more efficiently using new technology within ANSYS HFSS.
Using a reduced-order method, engineers at Fairchild Semiconductor have been able to decrease development time for electronic components for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.