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  • Azimut Benetti propels cruise speed with modeFRONTIER

    The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Unit (DITEN Department) of Genoa University work jointly with DETRA Custom Propellers and Azimut Benetti’s R&D Centre, using modeFRONTIER to optimize the design of a custom propeller for a high-speed Azimut Benetti 95 RPH yacht.


    success story 2017
  • Lucid Motors boosts electric vehicle performance with modeFRONTIER

    Lucid Air prototypes are undergoing a rigorous development program. modeFRONTIER has been used - together  with other applications -  to optimize the design of an inverter with the aim of enhancing efficiency and minimize failure rates.


    success story 2017

    Model-based Engine Calibration shortens the development time and improves quality at Toyota Technical Development Corporation.

    success story 2016
  • Optimized Valvetrain System Boosts Two-wheeler Performance at Piaggio

    The Piaggio Group is the largest European manufacturer of two-wheel motor vehicles and one of the world leaders in its sector. The company’s R&D activities focus mainly on reducing the environmental impact of its products and improving vehicle efficiency, performance and passenger safety. For many years now, Innovation & Research engineers have been using modeFRONTIER to achieve these design objectives. 

    success story 2015
  • Diesel fuel efficiency takes shape with optimization

    In the debate on how best to tackle the impact of vehicles on environment, the improvement of diesel engine efficiency has emerged as a transitory but effective solution, especially for heavy-duty vehicles and passenger cars. Researchers at the ISUZU Advanced Engineering Center (IAEC) have analyzed how to enhance fuel efficiency by modifying the shape of the diesel engine combustion chamber.​

    success story 2015
  • Petrobras Designs the P-55 platform using modeFRONTIER

    In 2014 Petrobras, a state-owned publicly traded Brazilian multinational energy corporation headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, launched their P-55 offshore platform, which was initially sized using modeFRONTIER. In order to tackle the complex problem of multiple variables, constraints and objectives, as well as a desire for a rational approach to the design process, Petrobras turned to modeFRONTIER to help them with the optimization study.

    success story 2015
  • modeFRONTIER orchestrates system modelling at Whirlpool Corporation

    Whirlpool Corporation is the world leader in the appliances industry, with 59 manufacturing and technology centers operating globally and strongly committed to maintaining its innovation-oriented strategy. Whirlpool has successfully devised a system of tools that enables the ongoing connection and engagement throughout the network of design teams worldwide. modeFRONTIER plays a key role in streamlining system modeling tasks and helps Whirlpool rationalize the whole process and adapt it efficiently to regional peculiarities, providing diversified product lines.

    success story 2014
  • modeFRONTIER helps Cummins Improve Engine Performance

    Cummins Engine, a leader in the manufacturing of diesel and natural gas-powered engines for a wide range of transportation and equipment purposes, has created a new power module ready to take on the stringent US - EPA regulations. It is significantly more compact and cost-effective than medium-speed engines at the same horsepower. It took 150 engineers to design it, and modeFRONTIER helped the High Horsepower group find the optimal valve timing, hence reducing fuel consumption.

    success story 2014
  • ECS System Simulation - Architecture and Performance Optimization from the Early Phases of the System Design

    This case study from Alenia Aermacchi’s Environmental Control System (ECS) department shows how the different design disciplines involved are handled effectively through process integration and automation, enabling the optimization of the overall performance from the early stages of system design.

    success story 2014
  • modeFRONTIER bolsters Henniges Automotive's seal performance

    Henniges Automotive uses modeFRONTIER optimization and robustness evaluation methods to improve seal design.

    success story 2014

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