Engineering simulation is the only cost-effective way to address the complexities of product electrification.
Electrification is revolutionizing products and processes in every industry. It is being driven by e-mobility, energy efficiency demands, growing environmental awareness, prefoliation of electrical systems for better performance/operation and customer demand for low-carbon technologies.
In automotive, there is a major shift in R&D focus toward new powertrain systems. Leading car manufacturers are heavily investing in hybrid and fully electric vehicles. In A&D, electric aircraft initiatives are fueling the development of electric propulsion systems that reduce noise, emissions, weight and fuel burn.
And, in global energy, producers are moving from large centralized power plants to smaller, distributed power generation systems and microgrids. This change is fueling innovation in electric systems for industrial processes and residential/commercial buildings.
Harnessing the promise of electrification requires rethinking traditional product design approaches. Developing high-performing, energy-efficient products with the addition of electrified systems/components introduces a new degree of engineering complexity, as well as brand-new design considerations.
Engineering simulation accelerates time to market and helps companies pivot their engineering practices to meet the demands of new electrified products and systems.
ANSYS simulation solutions for electrification cover every aspect of development, including:
- Power electronics — structural integrity/reliability, thermal management, etc.
- Electric machines — noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), electromagnetics design, material used, etc.
- Batteries and fuel cells — battery design, thermal management and battery management system from cell to system level, etc.
- System integration and embedded software — multiphysics and system design and analysis of integrated components, control software, functional safety analysis, etc.
Engineers at Volkswagen Motorsport used a six-step multiphysics simulation design process to develop an electric race car that achieved a stunning, record-breaking victory in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Watch the video – to learn how ANSYS helped power Volkswagen Motorsport.
Electrification: Achieving Next-Level Performance
Engineers at Volkswagen Motorsport used a six-step multiphysics simulation design process to develop an electric race car that achieved a stunning, record-breaking victory in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Watch the video – to learn how ANSYS helped power Volkswagen Motorsport.— Watch the video
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Electric Aircraft Propulsion
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