ANSYS Advantage Issue 1, 2019 – Magazine
Spotlight on Electrification
Companies in every industry feel the pressure to launch groundbreaking new products that generate and consume electricity ahead of the competition, and at an attractive price point. Using engineering simulation, organizations can affordably solve complex technical problems related to electrification — and rapidly launch innovations that position their organization for market leadership.
Engineering simulation is a competitive imperative for those engineering teams participating in the next electrification revolution.
Engineering simulation is playing a critical role in helping engineers understand and capture the benefits of electrification for their product designs.
Using multiphysics simulation, the Volkswagen team smashed the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb all-time electric speed record.
Battery management systems must be secure and dependable. This requires software to simulate the entire closed-loop power system and confirm that all components work together as designed.
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
Developing more electric aircraft requires the deployment of engineering simulation to achieve performance goals and to reduce the time and costs of testing.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles leverages simulation to predict lightning impact on vehicle electronics so that future vehicles can be more resistant to damage.
To design a switched reluctance motor, Continuous Solutions used electromagnetic simulation software to reduce torque ripple by 90 percent and total noise by 50 percent.
Marelli Motori meets the demands of the electric power generation market by using simulation to develop reliable, eco-friendly products at lower cost.
WEG Energy leverages ANSYS solutions across all aspects of product design, throughout the design process and even during product operation.
Simulation helps engineers to overcome the challenge of protecting fusion reactor components from operating temperatures of about 150 million degrees.
To avoid damage to solar trackers for solar energy, engineers use simulation and wind tunnel testing.
Cummins developed a new spin on generator set durability modeling by integrating strain correlation models with its overall structural analysis.
Engineers use ANSYS software to develop a digital twin of safety relays that will integrate real-time sensor data with simulation results to predict failures.
eSilicon uses chip-package-system modeling and simulation in designing and verifying products for the 5G market.
Additive manufacturing solutions and topology optimization aid a student team to design a lighter and stronger FSAE car that is easier to build.
A roundup of news items featuring simulation
To help produce fusion power on the same scale as a modern electric power generation station, engineers require simulation.
Using simulation, a company increased the performance of switchgear designs quickly and economically and delivered superior, reliable energy products to market.
Researchers electronically and thermally characterize solar power inverters before prototyping.
Additive manufacturing and simulation help create personalized implants that improve the lives of patients and reduce the overall costs of healthcare.
John Lee of ANSYS and Jacob Avidan of Synopsys, share how the ANSYS–Synopsys collaboration helps address the challenges of emerging semiconductor technologies.
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