Designing an Environmentally Friendly Luxury Electric Vehicle with Multiphysics Simulation

Luxury Electric Vehicle

Developing a luxury electric vehicle (EV) from scratch with a short deadline demands organization and access to the right technology to get the job done. Lucid Motors of Menlo Park, California, met the first challenge by putting all the engineers in one room so the structural and aerodynamics engineers would know what the battery, motor and power electronics engineers were doing, right from the start. This collaborative environment has helped them to design a unique automobile with more passenger space by reshaping the battery stack, while optimizing the electric motor, the cooling system, the aerodynamics and the battery life.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

Happy Friday, folks! This week’s roundup of interesting engineering technology news articles includes a look at battery development, the impact of coding over the past 30 years and monster trucks simulating earthquakes.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

This week’s top 5 interesting engineering technology news articles looks at the 64th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, the trouble with lithium-ion batteries and 8 ways electric engineering is changing medicine, to name a few!

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ANSYS Webinars This Week

image of Learning text on a keyboardThis week our one-hour ANSYS webinars include the Ask the Expert series, Power Electronics for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles and Learn How Mesh Morphing Accelerates CFD-Driven Shape Modifications. You can find a full description of each of these, along with dates, times and a link to register below. Participation is complimentary.

ANSYS Webinars

Power Electronics for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
4:00 pm EDT, 8:00 pm GMT (REGISTER HERE)

Thursday, July 26, 2012
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