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Vehicle Performance Engineering

Accelerating Innovation with Digital Twin Technology

Deliver the transportation and mobility experience of the future: safe, durable, high-quality at scale and low cost. Digital twin technology allows exponential innovations in vehicle performance engineering.

 

Empower customers to design and deliver transformational products

The mobility and transportation experience of the future demands substantially higher levels of quality, reliability and durability while being scalable, cost-effective and competitively differentiated.

Only with an automotive digital twin can engineers innovate faster, drive down costs, solve problems before they occur and deliver the superior performance the market demands. Ansys delivers a physics based automotive digital twin solution that spans critical vehicle engineering disciplines.

  • Vehicle Exterior
    Vehicle Exterior
  • Vehicle Chassis
    Vehicle Chassis
  • Vehicle Electricals
    Vehicle Electricals
  • Vehicle Interior
    Vehicle Interior
  • Vehicle Powertrain
    Vehicle Powertrain
Empower customers to design and deliver transformational products

Building Better, Safer Vehicles with Simulation-Led Design

Vehicle Exterior

Integrated multi-domain and multiphysics simulation from the cylinder to the system for:

  • External Aerodynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Thermal Management
  • Water Management and Soiling
  • Structural Integrity 

Vehicle Interior

Integrated multi-domain and multiphysics simulation from the seat to the sound for:

  • Climate Control/HVAC
  • Cabin Acoustics
  • Crash and Safety
  • Ergonomics/HMI/HUD

Vehicle Chassis

Integrated multi-domain and multiphysics simulation from the suspension to the steering for:

  • Chassis Structural
  • Passenger Safety
  • Painting
  • Brakes
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Wheels/Tires

Vehicle Powertrain

Integrated multi-domain and multiphysics simulation from the cylinder to the system for:

  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Transmission
  • Fuel Systems
  • Exhaust Systems with Emissions Control
  • Electric Powertrain

Vehicle Electricals

Integrated multi-domain and multiphysics simulation from antenna to ADAS for:

  • Wiring and Connectors
  • Infotainment
  • ADAS System
  • Sensors
  • Antennas

Applications

Modern vehicles are extraordinarily complex systems and must meet constantly evolving safety and regulatory standards.

Learn more about how Ansys is advancing safety and security for automotive systems.

Battery Simulation

Battery Simulation

Ansys battery modeling and simulation solutions use multiphysics to help you maximize battery performance and safety while reducing cost and testing time.

Electric Motors

Electric Motors

Ansys electric motor design software progresses from concept design to detailed electromagnetics, thermal and mechanical analysis of electric motors.

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Power Electronics

Power electronics systems are complex. Simulation provides the tools to efficiently solve high-level design challenges, improve performance and drive innovation.

Electrified Powertrain System Integration

Electrified Powertrain System Integration

Integrate highly complex, electric vehicle and hybrid-electric vehicle powertrains and their subsystems and components with Ansys simulation software.

Vehicle Chassis

Vehicle Chassis

Optimizing chassis design with simulation helps you deliver the next generation of safe, lightweight, low-cost, durable, reliable and high-performance vehicles.

Vehicle Electrical Systems

Vehicle Electrical Systems

Optimizing automotive electrical system design with simulation enables automotive engineers to deliver the connected, autonomous vehicles of the future.

Vehicle Exterior

Vehicle Exterior

Ansys simulation enables you to optimize automotive exteriors by lowering drag, reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency and range.

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Vehicle Interior

Learn how Ansys simulation enables the optimization of vehicle interior design, from comfort and noise to the human machine interface.

Vehicle Powertrain

Vehicle Power Train

Learn how Ansys simulation enables the optimization of vehicle power train design to deliver performance, fuel efficiency and environmental goals.

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Autonomy

Automation is driving progress across sectors, from factory robots to autonomous vehicles to machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies that drive automation itself. See why simulation is critical for autonomous technology to reach its full potential.

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Electrification

Vehicle electrification is a complicated — but crucial — problem to solve. Electric cars and electric aircraft will be vital to a sustainable transportation industry. Only multiphysics simulation enables the rapid and reliable innovation that next-generation electrification advancements require.

Electric car lithium battery pack and power connections

5G

Engineers use Ansys simulation solutions to develop 5G technologies from devices to networks to data centers. Learn how simulation can help you solve difficult design problems and build your next generation of devices.

Bringing Intelligent Headlamps to Light Via Simulation

Learn how automotive engineering teams verify the performance of their complex headlamp designs.

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Intelligent headlights built on new optics allow dynamic, adaptive lighting on the road.

Once seen as a basic, utilitarian product feature, today’s automotive headlamps are becoming much more innovative - and a critical source of competitive differentiation.

Headlights were once among the most basic features of any car, but modern technology is setting the stage for a new era in headlight design. Intelligent headlamps with dynamic, adaptive smart features will optimize the balance between illuminating the roadway and avoiding glare for oncoming motorists.

Even more important, as cars become increasingly autonomous, smart headlights lay the foundation for all the other autonomous driving features. Without adequate, appropriate lighting in all situations, the safety and correct functioning of other AD sensors is impossible to guarantee.

Unfortunately, road testing for smart and autonomous driving features is incredibly costly and labor-intensive – and can even be dangerous if something goes wrong. Simulation offers a safer path to well-designed systems in all aspects of automotive design, headlamps included.

Advancing Vehicle Performance Engineering

Ansys solutions are bringing next-generation innovation to vehicle design. Learn more about simulation strategies and best practices from Ansys experts and customers through a variety of webinars and case studies.

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Learn how Ansys solutions can improve vehicle performance engineering by talking to our experts.

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Introduction to Ansys Motion

Ansys Motion is a third-generation engineering solution based on an advanced multibody dynamics solver. It enables fast and accurate analysis of rigid and flexible bodies and gives accurate evaluation of physical events through the analysis of the mechanical system as a whole.

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Ansys Discovery Live for Automotive Applications

Watch Ansys Discovery Live used in examples such as:

  • Optimizing rear axle strength
  • Observing deflection in a clutch housing
  • Analyzing fluid behavior around vehicles
  • Simulating cooling of an EGR system

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Improving Internal Combustion (IC) Engine Design through Simulation

Watch this multi-part webinar series to understand how to evaluate and optimize engine performance using commercial CFD software, as well as technologies in the simulation ecosystem that support, augment and streamline CFD applications.

Optimizing Electric Motor Performance with CFD

Optimizing Electric Motor Performance with CFD

Learn how accurate CFD/thermal solutions can enable faster, more reliable and more efficient electric machine designs.

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Webinars

Webinar

Improving Internal Combustion (IC) Engine Design through Simulation

Join us in this multipart webinar series to understand how to evaluate and optimize engine performance using commercial CFD software, as well as technologies in the simulation ecosystem that support, augment and streamline CFD applications. Ansys experts will present the webinars, sharing best practices and simulation strategies.

Webinar

Introduction to Ansys Motion

Ansys Motion is a third-generation engineering solution based on an advanced multibody dynamics solver. It enables fast and accurate analysis of rigid and flexible bodies and gives accurate evaluation of physical events through the analysis of the mechanical system as a whole.

Webinar

Ansys Discovery Live for Automotive Applications

Join Ansys and PNY, a global technology leader and supplier of NVIDIA GPUs, as we explore the different ways that this groundbreaking software is being used to improve product performance in automotive applications.

Webinar

Optimizing Electric Motor Performance with CFD

In this webinar, we’ll discuss accurate CFD/thermal solutions that enable faster, more reliable and more efficient electric machine designs.

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CASE STUDIES

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Expediting Brake Rotor Design Cycle through Ansys Workbench Templates

TRW Automotive is among the world's largest automotive suppliers and one of the top financial performers in the industry. The company supplies more than 40 major vehicle manufacturers and holds leading positions in all of its primary product categories, including braking systems.

WHITE PAPERS

Bringing Intelligent Headlamps to Light via Simulation

Bringing Intelligent Headlamps to Light via Simulation

Ansys offers a complete modeling and simulation package for intelligent headlamps, including Ansys SPEOS for optics development, Ansys SCADE for software design and Ansys VRXPERIENCE for virtual nighttime road testing.

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