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.


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

December 16, 2020
4 AM EST / 9 AM GMT / 10 AM CET

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

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How Aston Martin Red Bull Racing delivers winning CFD with partners Ansys and HPE

December 8, 2020
10 AM EST / 3 PM GMT / 4 PM CET

Application Field: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation is a tool with amazing flexibility, accuracy and breadth of application. Providing insight into design optimization, Ansys CFD goes beyond qualitative results to deliver accurate quantitative predictions. And, with the power of high-performance computing (HPC), these simulations can be bigger, more complex and more accurate than ever.

With new rules being introduced in Formula 1, the importance of powerful and accurate simulation has never been more vital. Discover how Aston Martin Red Bull Racing transformed their CFD to deliver winning performance.

  • Discover how CFD enables engineers to create accurate, quantitative predictions, enabling design optimization innovation.
  • Explore how Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) deliver unparalleled high-performance computing (HPC), providing unrivalled power to CFD simulations.
  • Learn how Aston Martin Red Bull Racing increased their success on the track by leveraging the solutions of their technology partners; Ansys and HPE.

Speakers: Steve Defibaugh, Product Marketing Manager, Tony DeVarco, HPC Manufacturing Vertical Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Matthew Sorrell, Principal Aerodynamicist, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

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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.


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Automotive Radar Sensor Design and Integration Workflow

December 2, 2020
4 AM EST / 9 AM GMT / 10 AM CET

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

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How Aston Martin Red Bull Racing delivers winning CFD with partners Ansys and HPE

December 8, 2020
10 AM EST / 3 PM GMT / 4 PM CET

Application Field: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation is a tool with amazing flexibility, accuracy and breadth of application. Providing insight into design optimization, Ansys CFD goes beyond qualitative results to deliver accurate quantitative predictions. And, with the power of high-performance computing (HPC), these simulations can be bigger, more complex and more accurate than ever.

With new rules being introduced in Formula 1, the importance of powerful and accurate simulation has never been more vital. Discover how Aston Martin Red Bull Racing transformed their CFD to deliver winning performance.

  • Discover how CFD enables engineers to create accurate, quantitative predictions, enabling design optimization innovation.
  • Explore how Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) deliver unparalleled high-performance computing (HPC), providing unrivalled power to CFD simulations.
  • Learn how Aston Martin Red Bull Racing increased their success on the track by leveraging the solutions of their technology partners; Ansys and HPE.

Speaker: Steve Defibaugh, Product Marketing Manager, Tony DeVarco, HPC Manufacturing Vertical Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Matthew Sorrell, Principal Aerodynamicist, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

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Weather Simulation for Virtual Sensor Testing

December 10, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT / 5 PM CET

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

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

December 16, 2020
4 AM EST / 9 AM GMT / 10 AM CET

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

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Micro-Doppler Simulation for Auto Radar Applications

January 13, 2021
4 AM EST / 9 AM GMT / 10 AM CET

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

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High-Fidelity Radar Driving Scenario Simulations

January 20, 2021
4 AM EST / 9 AM GMT / 10 AM CET

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

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

January 27, 2021
4 AM EST / 9 AM GMT / 10 AM CET

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

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Webinars on Demand


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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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