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  • Steady state cam optimization process for optimal engine operation over the speed-load map

    A gasoline engine is an energy conversion device, where chemical energy is converted into mechanical energy. Many technologies aim to decrease the net indicated fuel consumption (eg. downsizing, Atkinson/Miller cycles, lean/dilute operation, optimal design, etc.). By optimizing cam timing over a speed-load map, subject to constraints, further efficiency improvements can be gained.

    proceeding 2015
  • Optimization of Suspension Design for Commuter Motorbikes

    Suspension design variables plays a key role when adapting a motorbike to different road a traffic condition. Steering torque and ratio rate should be considered for different type of maneuvre, along with acceleration at rider center of gravity when coming to comfort parameters.

    proceeding 2015
  • Optimization of a Turbo Charger Compressor at BorgWarner using AxCent and modeFRONTIER

    This work presents a numerically optimized design approach to turbo charger radial compressor development for commercial diesel applications. The design optimization includes both aerodynamic and structural components, combined via a “loosely coupled” iterative procedure. The primary goal of the design is to maximize total to static efficiency at various operating conditions, while also preserving or expanding the overall operating range of the compressor, and doing so with a structurally sound geometry.

    proceeding 2015
  • A New Automated Underhood Thermal Management CFD DoE Workflow with ModeFRONTIER

    Ford engineers are challenged to find a cost efficient cooling system concept for the underhood thermal management that suits different powertrains and environments, respecting standards (NACA duct) and without compromising the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance. From a thermodynamics perspective, the problem to address regards the high temperatures deriving from the friction inside the PTU (Power Take-off Unit) and surrounding parts which can cause the oil to overheat.

    proceeding 2014
  • Improved System Design of an Emergency Department through Simulation-Based Multi-Objective Optimization

    A University of Skövde researcher studied the organization of the Emergency Department (ED) of the Hospital of Skövde on how to best meet the requirements established by the County Council concerning waiting-time for triage, physician examination and total lead time though the system.

    proceeding 2014
  • Multi Objective Optimization of Medium Voltage Reclosers

    Medium voltage reclosers are protection devices for medium voltage grid operators which are often integrated into overhead line towers. Finding the right configuration for the components piloting the process is not only crucial in terms of recloser lifetime but also enables excellent switching properties, ultimately improving energy performance. 

    proceeding 2014
  • Challenges In Industrial Automation and how Multidisciplinary Design Optimization can help

    ESTECO technology keeps pace with evolving R&D needs and provides designers with a flexible environment that handles each delicate step of complex system analysis and enhancement. As seen in the example of the robot, inserting virtual control models in the simulation framework enables designers to apply the optimization approach, calibrate the software and to identify zero-cost solutions.

    proceeding 2014
  • Composite Material Multi-Objective Optimization Using Ansa, mETA and modeFRONTIER

    modeFRONTIER workflow automation and optimization capabilities enabled Formula 1 car front wing engineers to integrate with ANSA and mETA software and reduce the weight by 27.4% and the angle of attack by 2.5%, thereby significantly improving the drag coefficient.

    proceeding 2014
  • Improvement of engine acoustic behavior

    The Simulation Dept. at BMW Motoren is responsible for improving diesel engines designs from the structural, acoustic, dynamic and fluid-dynamic point of view. In this presentation, BMW engineers aim to reduce noise generation of the combustion chamber that travels through the engine cover plate. 

    proceeding 2014
  • Optimisation in Development Phase of Vehicles Related to Total Cost of Ownership

    The AeroEfficient technology approach adopted by Bombardier and the multi-disciplinary optimization capabilities in modeFRONTIER takes into account constraints deriving from crash safety, structure, industrial design and ergonomic limits of the cabin to reduce aerodynamic drag. However, the most drag-efficient engineering concept presents weight concerns and high maintenance costs.

    proceeding 2014

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