Engineering What's Ahead: Electric Mobility e-book

Efficiently transporting goods drives the global economy. People need to move for business and pleasure. With the global population expected to swell to 10 billion people by 2050, these forces are combining to cause an exponential increase in mobility. At the same time, the planet needs to heal. Governments and consumers increasingly connect the ways […]

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DELIVERING ENGINEERING-GRADE LIGHT SIMULATION TO AUTOMOTIVE DESIGNERS

Automakers and their suppliers are under pressure to get new, innovative car designs to market quickly ― but also cost-effectively, and in compliance with regulatory and functional requirements. Interior and exterior lighting systems represent key elements of any car design, but they can take significant time and effort to develop today, thanks to the disparate […]

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Designing Next Generation Electric Powertrains Using CFD Simulation

Understanding and predicting how all pieces that comprise an electric machine work individually and together, and how to optimize them using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), is critical to designing a robust product. From batteries to electric motors to external aerodynamics, simulation is often the key to charging speed, range, product performance, cost reduction and other […]

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Accelerating Auto Electronics Reliability Using Physics of Failure Modeling

Reliability is the measure of a product’s ability to perform specified functions in the customer environment over the desired lifetime. Reliability must be designed-in. Traditional approaches to design for reliability in the automotive world, such as empirical predictions like MIL-HDBK-2.17F, industry specifications and “test-in” reliability, all have significant limitations. Part of a better approach to […]

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Ansys NVH Solutions for Electric Vehicles

Simulating the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) of an electric motor is important for proper electromagnetic (EM) and vibro-acoustic design of electric vehicles (EVs). This paper describes Ansys’ solutions to characterize the NVH effects of an electric motor early and accurately in the design cycle to improve vehicle performance and safety. These solutions lower development […]

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

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 […]

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Charged Up: A Holistic Approach to Developing Large-Scale Battery Management Systems

Battery management is one of the most significant challenges associated with the broad acceptance and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Batteries need to charge efficiently, store energy effectively and operate safely, delivering reliable performance over years of usage. In addition to the essential task of powering the car’s electric drive, they also need to consistently […]

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Safety of Intended Functionality: How Ansys Can Help You Meet This New Standard for Autonomous Vehicles

For years, automotive engineering team have worked to comply with ISO 26262, which defines the functional safety of critical elements such as braking systems. This regulatory guideline aims to ensure that sophisticated electronics work reliably as promised, with any failures detected and addressed immediately. Today, as vehicles are becoming increasingly autonomous and complex, a new […]

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Case Study: Ansys medini analyze + ZF Group

According to Kamil Svancara, Cyber Security Manager at ZF Friedrichshafen AG: “As a systems supplier for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, ZF Friedrichshafen AG places great emphasis on agility and innovation. To support exciting developments like autonomous driving and electric mobility, our R&D process must be fast, cost-effective and technically precise. Since 2014, […]

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