You may recall that back in October the Automotive Simulation World Congress took place in Detroit. Automakers and suppliers gathered there to discuss how the global supply chain increasingly relies on single-physics and multiphysics simulation solutions, for both component and systems-level analysis. Application discussions ranged from aerodynamics, underhood thermal management, IC engine, transmission, brakes, and chassis components to the entire electric powertrain including battery, traction motor and power electronics.
The discussion continues in our ongoing webinar series named “Recent Advances in Automotive Simulation,” during which speakers share the latest advances in automotive-specific solutions that allow companies to thoroughly explore design alternatives under
varied, real-life load conditions early in the design cycle.
Please join us by registering for one or all of the webinars.
Traction Motor Design for Electric Vehicles/Hybrid Electric Vehicles
- Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:00 A.M. EST, 2:00 P.M. GMT
- Thursday, February 7, 2013 4:00 P.M. EST, 9:00 P.M. GMT
The traction motor is a key component in the electric vehicle/hybrid electric vehicle development process, and higher efficiency for a more cost-effective traction motor is a metric for success in this sector. Engineers tasked with the design of traction motors need to consider various physics aspects, like electromagnetics, structural and thermal, as well as integration with power electronics/inverter. This webinar demonstrates an integrated design environment from ANSYS to study all these areas.
Zhangjun Tang, Lead Application Engineer, ANSYS, Inc.
Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design Productivity Improvement: Traction Motor Design and Optimization Utilizing High-Performance Compute Farm
Optimizing the design of traction motors for performance and cost is critical and challenging due to market demands on rare earth metals and ever-shorter development cycles. Electromagnetic simulation plays a critical role by evaluating the performance of design concepts, such as by computing torque profile and minimizing losses of the machine. Depending on the type of simulation being performed, electromagnetic field analysis can be computationally intensive. Engineers at General Motors (GM) have addressed this issue head-on by deploying a high-performance computing (HPC) environment that provided a 16-times speedup on electromagnetic simulation. HPC provides the ability to evaluate more design alternatives, reduce time to market, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve the quality of traction motors used in GM’s EV/HEVs.
Bradley Warren Smith, PhD, IT Electrical Architect NextGen and HPC Tools, General Motors Corporation
Scott Stanton, PhD, Technical Director for Advanced Technology Initiatives, ANSYS, Inc.
Virtual Prototyping in Rubber Seal Manufacturing and Testing
This webinar addresses both the manufacturing and testing of a typical rubber seal: a typical design process of a rubber seal, including material models and their characterization; and the process of designing the corresponding extrusion. Tools used include ANSYS Mechanical for nonlinear seal deformation analysis and ANSYS Polyflow for die design aspect.
Hossam Metwally, Lead Technical Services Engineer, ANSYS, Inc.