Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are skyrocketing. Driven by technological improvements in powertrains and batteries, environmental regulation, and shifting consumer demand for greener vehicles, global sales of EVs rose by 40 percent last year. And the electrification revolution is only getting started. This growth trend will continue as the cost of owning electric vehicles declines and approaches the cost of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles sometime within the next decade.
Happy Friday, folks! This week’s roundup of interesting engineering technology news articles includes a look at how one engineering family celebrates the holiday season, more cool technology for your car and a high-level look at optimization with simulation.
- Wichitans’ Holiday Spirit Surges with Elaborate Light Displays
- New 4-D Transistor is Preview of Future Computers
- Petroski on Engineering: Design Begets Design
- A Computer for your Car’s Windshield
- The Twin Forces of Optimization and Inspiration
How do we extract every ounce of performance from our products? How do we know how products will perform before we even build and test expensive prototypes? Can Simulation-Driven Product Development help and what tools are required? Yes we can optimize our products and make them even more efficient, even safer and more environmentally friendly. We can do all that without the need to build many prototypes. Employing the ANSYS Workbench environment with sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools provides viable solutions to these problems.
There are a number of optimization tools available from ANSYS to optimize products when performing fluid dynamics simulations. Continue reading