Automotive product engineering is undergoing a massive ecosystem transformation. Changing market landscape, consumer requirements and new government regulations are driving automotive industry to innovate aggressively to achieve higher fuel efficiency, improved N&V performance and reduced material costs. As an early adopter of new and promising technologies, the industry looks toward simulation solutions to achieve these goals.
- Cars & Light Trucks
Consumers and governments demand fuel efficiency and low-pollutant emissions. As a result, car manufacturers are making big investments to develop vehicles that meet these more stringent targets, often using hybrid and electric drives
- Tier 1 & 2 Suppliers
With today’s modular and feature-rich vehicles, suppliers play a large role in innovation and product development. Ambitious fuel-efficiency and emission-reduction goals are cascaded down to suppliers, who also make sure that complex electronics and embedded systems don’t cause unexpected catastrophic failure modes.
- Heavy Trucks & Off-Highway
Heavy trucks and off-highway vehicles are subject to tightening pollutant emission norms, and the market demands fuel efficiency. Simultaneously, off-road vehicle manufacturers are adding sophisticated electronic devices for applications such as automating agricultural tasks.
- Motorsports & Motorcycles
Because of their competitive nature, motorsports are the testing grounds for pioneering automotive technologies. Hybrid and electric drives for race cars pose engineering challenges along with the opportunity to lead the pack. Furthermore, motorsports regulations have tightened the use of wind tunnel testing and virtual simulation.
- Fuel Efficiency & Emissions
Ambitious government regulations and strong customer demand for higher-mileage vehicles push car and truck makers to find and exploit every opportunity to make designs fuel efficient. All systems are on the table for re-engineering — body, interior, chassis, electrical, and electronics and powertrain.
- Quality & Reliability
Two major concerns affect auto sector profitability: warranty recalls and having to fix quality and reliability issues during vehicle production. These issues can result in long-term damage to a company’s brand.
- Comprehensive IC Engine Flow & Combustion Development
Comprehensive IC engine flow and combustion development from our service bring together the best of both worlds: optimal CFD solvers and the best combustion chemistry analysis services.
- Comprehensive Underhood Thermal Management
Our comprehensive underhood thermal management solution offers full accounting of radiation from hundreds of surfaces, conjugate heat transfer with hundreds of solids, and shell conduction in dozens of baffles and zero-thickness surfaces.
- Efficient, Durable Engine Cooling Design
Our comprehensive solution for efficient, durable engine cooling design delivers a seamlessly connected CAD-to-fatigue solution for IC engine design that covers airflow, combustion, water jacket, solid conduction, conjugate heat transfer, structural strength analysis and thermal–structural fatigue.
- High-Performance Fuel Cell Development
Our comprehensive solution offering for fuel cell development applies to polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells (PEMFC) and Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). The solution enables you to optimize individual cells as well as the complete stack along with the fuel cell supply systems.
- High-Pressure Fuel Injector Development
Our comprehensive solution for high-pressure fuel injector development enables companies to optimize injectors for higher pressures demanded by fuel consumption and pollutant emission initiatives.
- Low NVH, Durable Brake Design
- Efficient High-Performance Turbocharger Development
Our solution offering to automotive industry includes:
- Design Optimization
- Noise and Vibration (N&V)
- Durability and Fatigue
- Ride and Handling
- Nonlinear and contact modeling
- Structural analysis of components and assemblies
- Composite material modeling
- Thermal Performance
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Multidiscipline Analysis