A Study on Reduction of Heat Loss by Optimizing Combustion Chamber Shape

A method to improve fuel consumption in diesel engines is to enhance their theoretical thermal efficiency by increasing their compression ratio. In this case, reducing heat loss to the chamber wall is important to effectively benefit from a high compression ratio. To meet this challenge the combustion chamber shape was optimized using CONVERGE and modeFRONTIER. 

Boosting Heat Exchanger Performance with modeFRONTIER

modeFRONTIER streamlines the HE design process and pinpoints the best configuration in terms of performance, efficiency and sizing. Find the many applications of optimization technology in the case studies here or download the brochure.

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.

Simultaneous Estimation of Multiple Thermal Parameters of Large-Format Laminated Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have proven higher energy density and longer life cycles than secondary batteries, yet HEV/EV manufacturers are held back due to thermal limitations. This paper presents a coupled experimental/computational method to simultaneously determine multiple thermal parameters of large laminated lithium-ion batteries. 

Investigation About the Warm Deep Drawing of Mg Alloys Using Metamodels

Lower fuel consumption and limited emissions are one of the main concerns of the automotive sector and can be achieved by vehicle lightweighting, i.e. adopting alloys with lower density and higher strength. Magnesium alloy is among the lightest materials, but has limited formability at room temperature. 

Enhancing the efficiency of a Solar Domestic Hot Water (SDHW) system with modeFRONTIER

Energy consumption for building cooling and heating can add up to 30% of total energy used. With energy standards on the rise, such as the EU’s requirement for renewable energy sources, new technologies have to rise to the challenge. Solar systems and an energy storage system within water tanks could be the answer.

Optimization of External Shading Devices for Energy Efficient Buildings

In an ever increasing demand for energy efficiency, with regulations pushing towards “nearly zero energy” for all new buildings by 2020, engineers and architects must work to provide sustainable solutions. Windows are among the most problematic building components, in particular due to excessive summer sun loads and glare.