Engineered Electrical Systems
Disruptive innovation is happening in engineered electrical systems for energy production, storage, distribution and consumption. The rise of electric mobility in the form of electric vehicles and more electric aircraft is driving the replacement and augmentation of traditional mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems with electric alternatives.
Breakthrough advances in the performance of industrial electric machines, which consume a large proportion of generated global electricity, are being made by developing the machine as part of its integrated system, including controls, rather than through continued incremental improvements of individual components.
Low-carbon energy production, including renewable sources, continues to increase its share of the energy generation mix relative to nuclear and traditional carbon-based sources. More and more, these engineered electrical systems of energy production are being integrated with innovative grid and distribution systems.
These three trends demand that the supporting engineered electrical systems be designed in new ways, with a focus on the entire system of energy production, storage, distribution and consumption.
Engineering simulation is a key technology to accelerate the market introduction of these disruptive technologies, reduce development costs and deliver a better, more reliable product. Fully integrated engineering simulation tools and a consolidated simulation platform enable companies large and small to apply engineering simulation to the entire system, not just the component.
Explore the materials available on this page to understand the critical role that breakthrough engineering simulation plays in the development of electrical systems.
Electrification: Achieving Next-Level Performance
Global prosperity requires reliable energy at a reasonable cost, and few engineering challenges are as critical as producing, distributing and consuming energy more efficiently. With the stakes high and timelines short, engineering simulation is the only solution for delivering the required innovation in engineered electrical systems that span energy generation, distribution and consumption. Engineering simulations enable product developers to analyze multiple physics, perform hardware and software co-design, study performance at both the component and system levels, and make intelligent trade-offs that balance energy efficiency improvements with cost, time-to-market and performance considerations. Leveraging simulation software for:
- E-Mobility - revving up automotive powertrain performance and innovating the more electric aircraft
- Sustainable renewable energy generation
- Producing greater efficiency in industrial machines
Why Engineering Simulation is Critical for Breakthrough Energy Innovation
Increasingly, companies are investing in engineered electrical systems to develop breakthrough innovations required to meet global demand for more energy efficient and low emission products and processes in industrial and transport sectors. Consequently, a very wide design trade space becomes necessary as products are often more complex, do not have a history of operational experience, and function in different environments that include design variables outside of the traditional product’s boundaries. This Aberdeen Group eBook highlights the benefits of engineering simulation and how the best-in-class companies in energy, transportation and industrial sectors meet their quality and product revenue targets. Best-in-class leaders in these sectors are using simulation to:
- Produce better products
- Increase revenue
- Improve quality
- Realize greater market share
Breakthrough Energy Innovation: Ambition and Urgency
Read this white paper to learn how ANSYS Simulation-Driven Product Development is being used by everyone from multinational companies to startups to develop the next breakthrough energy innovations. Through a series of case studies, you will discover how ANSYS simulation solutions are helping to develop the next generation of energy efficient product and systems across five engineering applications.These include advanced electrification, machine and fuel efficiency, aerodynamic design, effective lightweighting and thermal optimization. Across industry sectors, businesses are leveraging simulation to pursue three dimensions of value creation for breakthrough energy innovation:
- Product innovation for regulatory purposes
- Product innovation to meet customer’s “green” expectations
- Process innovation to minimize waste and reduce time to market
Breakthrough Energy Innovation
Simulation enables companies to explore and tackle key engineering challenges found within the much wider design space of increasingly complex products. Engineering simulation delivers breakthrough energy innovation in the areas of:
- Advanced electrification
- Machine and fuel efficiency
- Aerodynamic design
- Effective lightweighting
- Thermal optimization
Learn more about some of the key engineering applications that can be simulated:
Embedded Control Software Development
Man-Machine Interface Software
Virtual System Prototyping