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  • Optimization of Active Grille Shutters Operation for Increased Fuel Economy

    This presentations shows the optimization of active grill shutters in order to improve fuel economy and reduce drag penalty of a motor vehicle. The integration of softwares modeFRONTIER and Exa PowerFLOW facilitate the optimization process bringing valid results for the design of a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

    proceeding 2016
  • Engineering success in the America's Cup

    This presentation demonstrates new optimization solutions for Land Rover Bar yacht racing team and America's Cup races. The optimization examples use NX tools and software modeFRONTIER to find the optimal solution for improved efficiency in design.

    proceeding 2016
  • Aero Optimization of Volvo S60 WTCC Race Car

    The Volvo S60 is the racing car used by Cyan racing in the World Touring Car Championships. Optimization software modeFRONTIER was chosen for the aero optimization process of the vehicle, due to the complexity of the format of the championship, limited time and limited prior experience. 

    proceeding 2016
  • Automated Deployment of System Models via Functional Mockup Interface with Excel and modeFRONTIER

    This presentation provides a brief overview of FMI with a focus on end-user value and demonstrates a method for automated deployment of system models in Modelica as simulators in Microsoft Excel using Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) and FMI Add-in for Excel. Using existing interfaces, integration with modeFRONTIER is demonstrated and exercised with several different example system models in different physical domains.

    proceeding 2015
  • SOMO > Product Update @UM15

    Matteo Nicolich, Enterprise Solutions Product Manager at ESTECO, introduces new features and enhancements included in the latest release of SOMO. 

    proceeding 2015
  • modeFRONTIER applications in Brazilian industry

    Brazilian industry is spread in wide variety of sector as Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Mining, Logistics & Supply Chain, Energy, etc. Despite their differences, a set of companies such as Embraer, Petrobras, Vale and WEG are using Optimization Techniques to better design products and processes. 

    proceeding 2015
  • Development and Applications of Enterprise Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (EMDO) Systems

    This new EMDO system is a web-based and mobile-enabled technology, which provides a collaborative and distributed execution platform to manage the complexity of growing demands of large-scale vehicle design projects. It has potential to make significant contributions for cross-attribute program developments in term of weight saving, fuel economy increase, meeting or exceeding multiple attribute requirements, as well as reducing product development time and engineering cost. A large-scale vehicle design case study will be used to demonstrate the capabilities and usefulness of the new EMDO system.

    proceeding 2015
  • Optimization of Multi-Scale Microstructure Design to Improve Macro-Level Engineering Performance in Aerospace Applications

    The present work addresses several microstructure design optimization applications such as an airframe thermal buckling problem, plastic deformation and vibration tuning problems for cantilever beams made of alpha-Titanium and Galfenol. The goal of these optimization problems is to improve various macrostructural performance criteria by identifying the best microstructure designs. 

    proceeding 2015
  • Restraint system optimization for belted and unbelted occupants in frontal crashes

    The objective of this study is to compare the performance of restraint systems optimized for belted only occupants with those optimized for both belted and unbelted occupants using computer simulations.

    proceeding 2015
  • Modeling and Optimization of Positive Displacement Pumps for High Pressure Fluid Power Applications

    This presentation focuses on the approach formulated by the Maha Fluid Power Research Center of Purdue University for simulating and optimizing the design of positive displacement machines for Fluid Power Applications. With particular reference to gear pumps, the presentation will details the research approach including the strategies used to achieve optimal designs through modeFrontier optimization workflows.

    proceeding 2015

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