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ESTECO Webinar | Ditch Witch Shroud Design Exploration using powerflow integrated with modefrontier

Dec 14
Dec 14
14 December 2017
Online | 4 PM CET

ESTECO and EXA will host a joint webinar on December 14th 2017, presenting the successful integration of PowerFLOW simulation technology in the modeFRONTIER workflow to provide Ditch Witch® with valuable insight to guide the shroud design on one of its Vacuum Excavators.

For many off-highway equipment manufacturers, maintaining a competitive advantage can be an uphill battle.  Meeting requirements like tightening regulations, increased customer expectations, and differentiated performance can escalate pressure on engineering to deliver reliable solutions on-time and on-budget. In some cases, the traditional design and development process is mostly sequential and can isolate engineering teams, leading to limited design insight and flexibility, missed performance targets, and project delays.

Design exploration – the process of using digital simulation to explore the available design space in order to thoroughly understand performance potential – can change all that. 

The webinar focus on how Ditch Witch® have performed multiple analyses, by integrating EXA's PowerFLOW simulation technology into modeFRONTIER workflow, on their equipment to gain a deep understanding of how key design parameters impact performance and manufacturing costs – critical inputs for next-generation machine designs.

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DECEMBER 14th 2017
4PM CET

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PRESENTERS

David Campbell
Director of Engine / Industrial Design
DITCH WITCH

Alberto Clarich
Manager, Engineering support
ESTECO

Chris Lee
Product Manager, Optimization
EXA CORPORATION

Karthik Muthuraman
Principal Application Engineer
EXA CORPORATION

AGENDA

Focus on the following topics:

  • Overview of EXA and ESTECO
  • Focus on Simulation Driven Design Exploration > how to exploit PowerFLOW simulation software into modeFRONTIER workflow 
  • Case study > Explore shroud design options to improve machine performance of a FX65 Vacuum Excavator
  • Q&A session

ABOUT EXA CORPORATION

Exa Corporation develops, sells and supports simulation software and services to enhance product performance, reduce product development costs and improve the efficiency of design and engineering processes. Our simulation solutions enable our customers to gain crucial insights about design performance early in the design cycle, thus reducing the likelihood of expensive redesigns and late-stage engineering changes. As a result, our customers realize significant cost savings and fundamental improvements in their engineering development process.

ABOUT DITCH WITCH®

​​Ditch Witch is a one-stop source for vacuum excavation systems, trenchers, vibratory plows, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, mini skid steers, compact utility attachments, and the Zahn® family of power utility equipment.

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