The automotive industry is undergoing a disruptive transition: markets and regulations have become more demanding and require new technologies and business models. This influences how we work and also changes long-established development processes. Digitalization, virtual testing and simulation are essential ingredients to master those challenges.


Don't miss these Blockbuster Automotive Webinars:


Improvement of Thermal CFD EM-Models by Introduction of FMU Sub-Models

March 24, 2021
3:00 PM CET / 2:00 GMT / 10:00 AM EST

Application Field: Electrification

The thermal simulation of electric traction motors is very sensitive to a variety of physical processes that cannot be calculated within one solver. There are two solutions for this situation. One is to guess expected values using experience, and the other is co-simulation. Classic co-simulation offers high resolution but very low performance. The performance can be significantly improved by introducing metamodels to the solver. The time to achieve results is only marginally increased, but the quality of the model can be significantly improved.

In this webinar we demonstrate how, by applying co-simulation, the system design can be evaluated more precisely, making the safety factors more tangible and opening space for further design improvement. The generation of metamodels is performed by introducing simplified sub-models into the optiSLang sensitivity study and extracting an FMU directly from optiSLang. This FMU can then be implemented directly into the thermal simulation, be it 1D-analytical or 3D-CFD. The transferability of this approach enables validated models to be implemented in a wide range of simulation tools, improving the thermal simulation from acquisition to application.

Speaker: M.Sc. Philipp Neidhardt, Simulation Engineer | ZF Friedrichshafen AG, E-Mobility

REGISTER NOW

Integrating Ansys Sherlock into Continental Automotive’s Design Process

Application Field: Automotive

The use of electronics is ever-increasing in automotive applications. New innovations such as active and passive safety systems, electric propulsion and semi and fully autonomous vehicles have all contributed to this increase.

Automotive designers, however, must still adhere to the size and packaging constraints to ensure vehicle size and weight does not increase. Because of this, there has been a push to make electronic components and packages smaller, while increasing performance.

One example of a company facing these demands is Continental Automotive, who designs and manufactures printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) for automotive electrification and autonomous vehicle applications. They have seen increased use of ball grid array (BGA) components and high-density interconnect (HDI) FR4 boards in their PCBAs, where components are tightly placed on both sides of the PCB to ensure the most efficient use of the board space.

When manufacturing PCBAs that are required to perform in various extreme field conditions, it is critically important to ensure reliability by understanding how different designs can affect solder fatigue. Each variable must be tested to determine what influence it has on solder fatigue, and thus, reliability of the board. This webinar spotlights how Continental Automotive has used Ansys Sherlock, Ansys Icepak and Ansys Workbench to predict solder fatigue due to system-level effects such as thermomechanical, shock and vibration influences early in the design process.

Speaker: Tony A. Asghari - Principal Staff Engineer, Continental Automotive

Download Now

The ID.R - Success Through Simulation — in Only 250 Days

Application Field: Electrification

Development cycles in motorsports are usually quite short; this is also becoming true for standard car development. To reduce testing and the time necessary to plan, design and produce a car, the application of modern engineering simulation methods is crucial. This webinar focuses on the development of the Volkswagen ID.R — an electric-powered, high-performance prototype car — which was developed in roughly eight months. This was only possible through the massive use of a wide range of simulation tools in fields like structural mechanics, fluid dynamics and system simulation. Some of these applications and the resulting solutions will be shown in this webinar.

Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Ahrenholz, Head of CAE Department at Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH

Download Now
Volkswagen Motorsport Zoom

In addition to our series of blockbuster webinars delivered by distinguished members of the automotive industry worldwide, be sure to check out the rest of our automotive webinar offerings, including new presentations by Ansys experts in various aspects of autonomous vehicle development, as well as previously held webinars that are available to watch on-demand.


Upcoming Webinar Schedule


Advancing electric vehicle battery characterization by integrating drive cycle on cooling impacts

March 3, 2021
3:00 PM CET / 2:00 PM GMT / 9 AM EST

Application Field: Electrification

An increase in battery efficiency is one of the biggest challenges that engineers face. While Li-ion batteries are currently the best option available, they are by no means the ultimate in battery technology: There is much room for improvement. The high mass of Li-ion batteries reduces fuel efficiency in automobiles, and their potential flammability makes them dangerous, particularly in the event of a crash. Researchers worldwide are trying to develop a better battery to replace Li-ion technology.

For now, optimizing the configuration of Li-ion batteries is the best method of increasing battery performance, but batteries are complex systems that are difficult to model and test using physical prototypes. Numerical simulation is an indispensable tool for battery designers and researchers. Since the battery is a multiphysics application, its simulation involves many different disciplines, including, but not limited to, electrochemical modeling, electrical circuit modeling, electromagnetics modeling and thermal modeling. Here we present one method of using engineering simulation solutions to optimize battery performance and function by comparing different numerical approaches.

Speaker: Rolf Reinelt, Senior Application Engineer, Ansys | Samuel Talvy, Senior Application Engineer, Ansys

REGISTER NOW

Reinforcement learning with Physic-based Real Time Radar for Longitudinal Vehicle Control

March 15th-22nd, 2021
9 AM PDT / 1 PM GMT / 6:30 PM IST

Application Field: ADAS and Autonomous Driving

This live stream webinar highlights physics-based real-time radar simulation applied to a reinforcement learning model for performing longitudinal vehicle control. The Real Time Radar (RTR) simulation introduces a new paradigm for sensor development by leveraging GPU acceleration and new algorithms to accelerate simulation by orders of magnitude without compromising accuracy.

We will demonstrate how to use the open-source driving simulator CARLA and RTR technology integrated via the standardized open simulation interface (OSI).

Discover how RTR addresses key ADAS and autonomy use cases including:

  • Many targets in the radar field of view
  • Multipath and interference among complex scatterers
  • Consideration of widely varying surface scattering properties
  • The micro-Doppler impact of motion in the actors’ local frame of reference
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar

Additionally, we will demonstrate the automated development of a longitudinal controller that regulates a vehicle’s cruise velocity based on radar sensor returns.

REGISTER NOW

Parametric Optimization: What If Your Design Could Be Better?

April 14th, 2021
9 AM EDT / 2 PM GMT / 6:30 PM IST

Application Field: Parametric Optimization

Traditional design techniques rely heavily on prior experience and produce good results in the right hands. But what if your designs could be improved? Have you considered the full design envelope? How robust is your design?

This webinar spotlights how Ansys optiSlang’s parametric optimization application helps automotive customers identify and vary key design parameters to identify optimal solutions that meet one or multiple design goals.

Speaker: Johannes Einzinger, Lead Application Engineer, Ansys

REGISTER NOW


Structural Optimization & Additive Manufacturing: A Winning Combination

April 28th, 2021
3:00 PM CET / 2:00 PM GMT / 9 AM EST

This webinar showcases how combining the flexibility of Ansys Additive Suite’s additive manufacturing techniques with the power of Ansys Motion’s topological optimization enables customers to design and manufacture highly efficient and optimized parts to meet all constraints and maximize performance.

Speaker: Sebastian Stahn, Senior Application Engineer, Ansys

REGISTER NOW

 

Webinars on Demand


Exploring Ansys CFD and Ansys optiSLang for Automotive HVAC design

Application Field: Automotive

Reasonable temperature and pressure differences inside the vehicle while driving must be accommodated to keep passengers comfortable and safe. Ansys Fluent enables you to understand the flow pattern within the vehicle, measure the temperature and pressure distribution caused by the HVAC system and delivers an accurate solution to deal with this highly non-linear problem. Challenges offered by this type of simulation are related to complexity of the geometrical source and complexity of the fluid physics which, being highly non-linear in nature requires special handling for effective optimization.

This webinar examines how Ansys Fluent and Ansys OptiSLang can drive virtual product development and robust design optimization to support significant improvement in passenger thermal comfort. In particular, we will go through the main tasks of the simulation workflow such as: the creation and parametrization of an accurate fluid simulation of a generic SUV HVAC cabin starting from unconnected STL format surfaces, the analysis of the parameters fields to optimize performance and the creation of a reduced order model for faster exploration of the design space.

Speakers: Pedro Afonso, Lead Application Engineer, Ansys | Yann Ravel, Lead Application Engineer, Ansys

DOWNLOAD NOW

How Ansys Simulation Software helps Ferrari Competizioni GT revolutionize Interior Development

Application Field: ADAS and Autonomous Driving

Car vehicle interiors have evolved since the dawn of automotive. As time passed, a variety of functions and electronics changed the feel of car interiors and the cockpits of the future will be dominated by displays.

The key to an ultimate interior experience is to make things functional, simple and beautiful. Intuitive systems enable much better vehicle control, enabling drivers to remain focused on the road.

HMI plays a very important role in racing, where every distraction from the road could cost time and lead to accidents on the track. This webinar showcases how Ferrari Competizioni GT engineers collaborate with Ferrari’s HMI engineering department and leverage Ansys SPEOS and Ansys VRXPERIENCE HMI software to efficiently optimize the driving experience and evaluate new driving strategies for track drivers.

Speaker: Thomas Martineau – Ansys Application Engineer II

DOWNLOAD NOW

High-Fidelity Thermal Analysis for the Design and Verification of Electric Motors

Application Field: Electrification

Design and optimization of high-performance electric machines (e.g., motors and generators) require a multistage process to account for three major performance metrics: electromagnetic, structural/acoustic and thermal. Traditionally, designs were based on a single physics and were conducted by separate engineering groups. Now, by using a multiphysics and system platform, you can consider all critical design goals simultaneously without compromising solution accuracy. In this webinar, we’ll discuss accurate CFD/thermal solutions that enable faster, more reliable and more efficient electric machine designs, including:

  • CFD thermal model creation for a water-cooled electric motor
  • One-way and two-way coupling between electromagnetic and CFD solvers
  • Tips and tricks for modeling oil-spray cooling of electric motors
  • Creation of a thermal reduced-order model (ROM) for system modeling

Speaker: Davide Frigerio, Lead Application Engineer, Ansys

DOWNLOAD NOW
blockbuster automotive webinars

High-Fidelity Radar Driving Scenario Simulations

Application Field: ADAS and Autonomous Driving

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are at the core of automotive safety and will serve as the enabling technologies for autonomous vehicles. In this webinar we explore a high-resolution MIMO radar system simulation in realistic driving scenarios. A full physics-based radar scene corner case is modeled to obtain high-fidelity range-Doppler maps. We investigate the effects of inclined roads on late pedestrian detection as well as the effects of construction metal plate radar-returns on false target identification. The radar returns will be processed into Range-Doppler and Angle of Arrival maps. Additionally, micro-Doppler signatures by vehicles and pedestrians will be studied using full-physics simulation.

Speaker: Amazir Moknache, Senior Application Engineer, Ansys

DOWNLOAD NOW
blockbuster automotive webinars

Micro-Doppler Simulation for Auto Radar Applications

Application Field: ADAS and Autonomous Driving

Multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) radar enables “4D imaging” for driver-assistance and automated driving systems. Angular position and range can be determined using triangulation and propagation delay from the sensor to the target. The fourth dimension is the target trajectory (i.e., velocity) which can be extracted from the Doppler frequency shift. Additional information resulting from relative motion within the moving target coordinate system can also be determined. For example, the vibrating mudflaps on a truck, the periodic leg motion of a person riding a bicycle and the rotation of wheels on a vehicle all exhibit characteristic “micro-Doppler” signatures.

This webinar will describe the application of HFSS SBR+ to accurately model the physical interaction of radar with dynamic objects to predict radar performance and capture the micro-Doppler effect. We will describe how to create and modify dynamic objects exhibiting motion within the local frame of reference and provide an outlook on the application of machine learning for target classification.

Speaker: Hen Leibovich, Application Engineer II, Ansys

DOWNLOAD NOW
blockbuster automotive webinars

Weather Simulation for Virtual Sensor Testing

Application Field: ADAS and Autonomous Driving

Autonomous vehicles must perform flawlessly in every situation, including hazardous weather conditions (rain, fog, snow) to reach Level 5 autonomy. Simulation is needed to test sensor performance and reliability in all conditions, including edge cases.

In this webinar, we present the capabilities of Ansys SPEOS to simulate weather conditions and analyze the performance of sensors like lidar, optical cameras and thermal cameras from FLIR Systems.

Speaker: Sandra Gely, Manager Application Engineering, Ansys

Download Now
blockbuster automotive webinars

Automotive Radar Sensor Design and Integration Workflow

Application Field: ADAS and Autonomous Driving

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have recently been thrust into the spotlight in the automotive industry as car makers and technology companies pursue effective active safety systems and fully autonomous vehicles. Radar has emerged as the primary sensor technology for active/passive safety in advanced driver assistance systems. Physically building and testing radar systems to demonstrate reliability is an expensive and time-consuming process. Simulation is the most practical solution to designing and testing radar systems. This webinar provides a complete, full physics simulation workflow for automotive radar using finite element method and asymptotic ray tracing electromagnetic solvers. The design and optimization of both transmitter and receiver antennas is presented. Antenna interaction with vehicle bumper and fascia is also investigated.

Speaker: Amazir Moknache, Senior Application Engineer, Ansys

Download Now
blockbuster automotive webinars

Electric Motor Optimization with Multiple Objectives — Drive Cycle Efficiency Versus Power Density

Application Field: Electrification

This 20-minute webinar shows how Ansys Motor-CAD can be used with Ansys optiSLang to provide multi-objective optimization, using multiphysics analysis to evaluate each candidate design against the full specification.

Speaker: Nicolas Riviere, Senior E-Motor Designer, Motor Design Ltd.

Download Now 
blockbuster automotive webinars 

Power Electronics/Systems Design, Modeling and Analysis

Application Field: Electrification

Power electronics is a part of just about every market that involves electrification of systems: cell phones, computers, consumer electronics, automobiles, ships, aircraft, spacecraft and everything in between. This includes all types of power conditioning such as rectifiers (AC to DC), converters (DC to DC) and inverters (DC to AC). It is vital to be able to evaluate the power electronics in the overall power system, including:

  • Sources (such as renewable energy, batteries, generators, etc.)
  • Distribution (such as cabling, bus bars, fault protection, etc.)
  • Loads (such as motors and other electronics)

These types of systems require a suite of design, modeling and analysis tools (for magnetics, power device characterization, cabling, bus bars, PCB parasitics, EMI/EMC, thermal, etc). This webinar highlights Ansys solutions to address all these aspects of power electronics and power systems.

Speaker: Steve Chwirka, Senior Application Engineer, Ansys

Download Now 
blockbuster automotive webinars 

Exporting and Co-Simulation of Ansys Motor-CAD Models in a Systems Simulation

Application Field: Electrification

This webinar shows a range of options for modeling a motor in a systems simulation environment, using an Ansys Motor-CAD model. A range of electromagnetic, loss, thermal and control models are demonstrated with different levels of fidelity and computation speeds.

Speaker: Jonathan Godbehere, Motor Design Ltd.

Download Now 
blockbuster automotive webinars 

Ansys SPEOS Tips & Tricks: Optical Part Design — Interior Workflow

Application Field: Best practices - SPEOS

Simplify and speed up the design of interior automotive optical elements, such as light guides for mood lighting, by learning how to use Ansys SPEOS’ dedicated workflow for creating an opto-mechanical system. Based on generative optical design, this workflow dramatically increases your productivity and reduces engineering development time while improving style convergence.

Watch this webinar to learn how to:

  • Use Boolean operators optimally
  • Perform ideal geometry cutting
  • Use TBM efficiently

Speaker: Sen Zhang, Application Engineer II, Ansys

Download Now  
blockbuster automotive webinars 

Ansys SPEOS Tips & Tricks: SPEOS Enhanced Camera

Application Field: Best practices - SPEOS

Cameras are one of the keys to autonomous technology. In this webinar, discover how to increase the accuracy of ADAS/AD simulations using the extended camera sensor simulation capabilities available in Ansys SPEOS. In addition, learn how a new lens importer now enables you to import any imaging systems into SPEOS to perform optical analyses while protecting the original system’s intellectual property.

Watch this webinar to learn how to:

  • Go further in the modeling of your camera systems, including EPP, 2D distortion, focus distance, DoF and more
  • Convert a SPEOS or ZEMAX Opticstudio design into a simplified model for camera simulation
  • Visualize key optical characteristics of a lens system
  • Create a new collaborative workflow from lens design to camera simulation

Speaker: Petr Fomin, Senior Application Engineer, Ansys

Download Now  
blockbuster automotive webinars 

Ansys Electric Machines Simulation Platform

Application Field: Electrification

A simulation platform solution for electric machines encompasses design and analysis of multiphysics and system modeling approaches to address electromagnetic, thermal, acoustic and drive performance. This webinar provides an overview of simulation solutions available for the initial design of machines, efficiency maps, and temperature-dependent demagnetization. It also illustrates a multiphysics coupled workflow to predict the thermal performance and acoustic signature of the machine. Furthermore, techniques to extract an equivalent circuit model from FEA for a system-level analysis that includes the electric drive and controller will be discussed.

Speaker: Pavani Gottipati, Lead Application Engineer, Ansys

Download Now 
blockbuster automotive webinars