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  • Environment-friendly aircraft stretches its wings with modeFRONTIER

    In an ambitious collaborative venture, Alenia Aermacchi is heading the Green Regional Aircraft (GRA) design team of the The Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative, committed to developing environmentally friendly aircraft. Domestic air travel of the future will meet demands for: weight reduction, aerodynamic efficiency, high level operative performance, compliance with emission standards, and respect of noise limits. 

    success story 2013
  • Optimization Wins the Race Against Time at Polestar

    Polestar Racing has been using modeFRONTIER in different steps of the development of the ‘Polestar Performance’ concept. The software is used both as a tool for driving the aerodynamics, multibody and structural analysis process, and to improve the real lap time simulation. In 2012 Touring Car Team Association (TTA) championship, Polestar Racing won the first prize for the Drivers, Teams and Manufacturers categories with their innovative car design.

    success story 2013
  • modeFRONTIER @ Airworks Engineering: Multidisciplinary collaboration made easy

    Manufacturing products often require the assembly of components, the study of which involves different physics (e.g. Fluid dynamics, structural, thermal, electro-magnetic, etc). By increasing the complexity of the output performance assessment multi-disciplinary analyses are called into action, requiring disparate levels of individual expertise as well as computing resources. Airworks, a multidisciplinary company for mechanical engineering, was facing the challenge of improving efficiency in conversion of wind energy into electrical power by optimizing the whole assembly of a wind power unit rotor.

    success story 2013
  • Bottero innovates with optimized high performance mold-motion

    Leading in the glass industry is Bottero’s declared ambition. The recent launch of E-MOC, a family of mold opening and closing mechanisms (MOC), has challenged the hollow glass industry. E-MOC introduces a completely new cooling concept, granting the possibility to achieve the proper temperature profile, according to the type of process required for the application field.

    success story 2013
  • Optimizing ECUs at Alma Automotive with modeFRONTIER for LabVIEW

    By applying modeFRONTIER for LabVIEW to the automatic calibration of ECUs, Alma Automotive in close collaboration with ESTECO addressed the challenge of reducing car manufacturing costs and development times.

    success story 2013
  • Keeping it cool with modeFRONTIER

    When it comes to reducing fuel consumption, one effective strategy is to improve the performance of an engine’s transient cooling system. The Diesel Engine Development Department at BMW used modeFRONTIER® to optimize engine parameters related to the cooling system and to support the validation steps for the newly updated thermal model, in this way determining an accurate framework for comparing and optimizing different cooling packages.

    success story 2013
  • A brighter future for TRE solar technology

    TRE (Tozzi Renewable Energy), a producer of renewable energy, was looking to improve the long-term stability of its photovoltaic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) - widely considered the next generation solar cells - under development by TRE start-up company Daunia Solar Cell. Compared to the current generation, DSSCs are cheaper to produce, work well in low-light conditions and are suitable for most engineering applications. They are particularly well suited to architectural applications where aesthetics are important, offering design choices that were previously unavailable (i.e. color and transparency). However, the issue of unconfirmed long-term DSSC stability was standing in the way of satisfying stringent manufacturing certification standards.

    success story 2013
  • Hybrid rocket lifts off with modeFRONTIER

    Since the early 2000s, the Hybrid Propulsion Team at the University of Brasilia has been a pioneer in the development and test of hybrid rocket engines and small sounding rockets. By following a system design approach based on the multidisciplinary optimization technique, the Team has developed a conceptual hybrid rocket motor, attaining a valuable technological option for the reentry maneuvering system of SARA, the reusable satellite designed by the Brazilian Institute of Aeronautics and Space.

    success story 2013
  • Optimal Design of an Unmanned High-Altitude Solar-Powered Airplane

    In recent years the development of High Altitude/Long Endurance (HALE) solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been gaining importance. Such aircrafts could serve as “pseudo satellites”, with the advantages of being closer to the ground, more flexible and less expensive when compared to common satellites. 

    success story 2013
  • Bombardier uses modeFRONTIER to optimize high-speed trains

    Bombardier uses modeFRONTIER to optimize high-speed trains for drag reduction and improvement of cross-wind stability. In recent years, the German and Swedish based company has turned to modeFRONTIER to drive the design simulations, in order to try to achieve improved greater drag reduction, increased speed with lower traction power and increased cross wind stability.

    success story 2012

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