Vehicle Engineering Solutions

Automotive Simulation is more important than ever in vehicle engineering with the innovation surge currently happening in the industry.

Smart electronics, infotainment, telecommunications, advanced software – vehicle makers are delivering innovative, groundbreaking technologies to today’s consumers. They are also quickly making self-driving vehicles a reality with the introduction of advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous features.

Simultaneously, they are addressing growing fuel costs and environmental concerns by re-engineering all aspects of vehicle engineering — from aerodynamics, engine and transmission to vehicle body, passenger comfort and electrical and electronic systems.



  • Cars & Light Trucks
  • Tier 1 & 2 Suppliers
  • Heavy Trucks & Off-Highway
  • Motorsports

Cars & Light Trucks

Consumers and governments demand fuel efficiency and low-pollutant emissions. As a result, car manufacturers are making big investments to develop vehicles that meet these more stringent targets, often using hybrid and electric drives

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Tier 1 & 2 Suppliers

With today’s modular and feature-rich vehicles, suppliers play a large role in innovation and product development. Ambitious fuel-efficiency and emission-reduction goals are cascaded down to suppliers, who also make sure that complex electronics and embedded systems don’t cause unexpected catastrophic failure modes.

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Heavy Trucks & Off-Highway

Heavy trucks and off-highway vehicles are subject to tightening pollutant emission norms,.and the market demands fuel efficiency. Simultaneously, off-road vehicle manufacturers are adding sophisticated electronic devices for applications such as automating agricultural tasks.

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Motorsports & Motorcycles

Because of their competitive nature, motorsports are the testing grounds for pioneering automotive technologies. Hybrid and electric drives for race cars pose engineering challenges along with the opportunity to lead the pack. Furthermore, motorsports regulations have tightened the use of wind tunnel testing and virtual simulation.

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  • Fuel Efficiency
  • HEV
  • Electronics
  • Reliability
  • Comprehensive IC Engine Flow & Combustion Development
  • Comprehensive Underhood Thermal Management

Fuel Efficiency & Emissions

Ambitious government regulations and strong customer demand for higher-mileage vehicles push car and truck makers to find and exploit every opportunity to make designs fuel efficient. All systems are on the table for re-engineering — body, interior, chassis, electrical, and electronics and powertrain.

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Strong customer demand and governmental push for higher mileage, greener vehicles means that car and truck makers have to develop and deploy hybrid and electric powertrains for more and more vehicle platforms. The race for electrification is on and companies that bring viable hybrid and electric powertrains to market first will dominate the future automotive market.

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Electronics & Embedded Systems

Advanced electronics and embedded systems are standard features in today’s vehicles, making cars more efficient, safe, comfortable and fun. Paradigm changing innovations such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles are just a few years from production.

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Quality & Reliability

Two major concerns affect auto sector profitability: warranty recalls and having to fix quality and reliability issues during vehicle production. These issues can result in long-term damage to a company’s brand.

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Comprehensive IC Engine Flow & Combustion Development

Comprehensive IC engine flow and combustion development from ANSYS bring together the best of both worlds: optimal CFD solvers and the best combustion chemistry tools. 

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Comprehensive Underhood Thermal Management

Our comprehensive underhood thermal management solution offers full accounting of radiation from hundreds of surfaces, conjugate heat transfer with hundreds of solids, and shell conduction in dozens of baffles and zero-thickness surfaces.

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  • High Fidelity Antenna Design
  • Efficient, Durable Engine Cooling Design
  • High-Performance Fuel Cell Development
  • High-Pressure Fuel Injector Development
  • Low NVH, Durable Brake Design
  • Efficient High-Performance Turbocharger Development

High Fidelity Antenna Design

Miniaturization of antennas, limited channel bandwidth, reduced design time, and antenna interaction with other components present stiff challenges to the design engineer. Our comprehensive solution for high fidelity antenna design provides automatic, accurate, and efficient methods to overcome these challenges, making it the tool of choice for antenna simulation.

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Efficient, Durable Engine Cooling Design

The ANSYS comprehensive solution for efficient, durable engine cooling design delivers a seamlessly connected CAD-to-fatigue solution for IC engine design that covers airflow, combustion, water jacket, solid conduction, conjugate heat transfer, structural strength analysis and thermal–structural fatigue.

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High-Performance Fuel Cell Development

Our comprehensive solution for fuel cell development applies to PEMFC and SOFC. The solution enables you to optimize individual cells as well as the complete stack along with the fuel cell supply systems.

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High-Pressure Fuel Injector Development

Our comprehensive solution for high-pressure fuel injector development enables companies to optimize injectors for higher pressures demanded by fuel consumption and pollutant emission initiatives.

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Low NVH, Durable Brake Design

ANSYS’s comprehensive solution for brake simulation has lead to a breakthrough in early prediction of brake squeal.

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Efficient High-Performance Turbocharger Development

The ANSYS comprehensive solution for efficient, high-performance turbocharger development enables engineers to achieve higher compressor and turbine efficiency with broader operating range and minimal inertia, all while complying with package size limitations and cost constraints.

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