automotive

ESTECO Webinar | Formula 1 Front Wing Composite Material Multi Objective Optimization Using Ansa, μeta and modeFRONTIER

​ESTECO and BETA CAE S.A. present the successful integration of their technologies to optimize the weight and the angle of attack of a Formula 1 front wing through a two-step approach​.​

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.​

Mass Reduction and Energy Absorption Maximization of Automotive Bumper Systems

The main goal of automotive bumpers is to absorb kinetic energy during plastic structural deformation in order to prevent occupant injury.  Typically, the more mass a bumper has, the more energy it can absorb. However, more mass also means more material, higher costs and poorer fuel efficiency. modeFRONTIER was employed to carry out the optimization of the best possible bumper design given the two opposing objectives.

Webinar | Integrating Prescan with modeFRONTIER for test automation of active safety systems

ESTECO and TASS International experts speak about the successful automation of Prescan test routines by combining it with modeFRONTIER. 

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