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Designing Quieter Vehicles by Implementing a Digital Wind Noise Solution during Development
Jan 17, 2018
By Sivapalan Senthooran Excessive wind noise inside the cabin has been one of the top customer complaints in studies of initial vehicle quality over the last decade. OEMs are continuously trying...
Quiet Comfort: Acoustic Simulation to Resolve Fan Coil Cassette Unit Noise
Oct 03, 2017
Quiet Comfort: Acoustic Simulation to Resolve Fan Coil Cassette Unit NoiseBy Mohammed MeskineLook up and you might be able to spot a fan coil cassette unit: an active comfort unit integrated into the...
Keeping Their Cool: Simulation-Based Thermal Design for Construction Vehicles
Aug 16, 2017
Keeping Their Cool: Simulation-Based Thermal Design for Construction Vehicles by Dave Mukutmoni With their low velocity operation, frequent idle states, and increasing use of onboard...
Total Noise Simulation with Exa
Jul 07, 2017
By Robert Powell Off-highway equipment challenges manufacturers to find new ways to reduce product noise. In addition to improving performance, efficiency and value in new designs, manufacturers...
Solving HVAC Noise Issues: Where Should You Look Next?
Jul 07, 2017
By Adrien Mann If you’ve been in a new car lately, you know that automotive OEMs are focused on reducing noise from sources like the engine, wind, and rolling. This means that drivers and...
How to Predict Overheating on the Track
Nov 29, 2016
Overheating could cause permanent damages to engines. Oversized radiators are usually used to ensure that engines could be cooled down in time, on the track. On the other hand, we want to minimize...
Aerodynamic performance assessments using realistic wind conditions
Nov 16, 2016
For a typical car driving at highway speeds, about 50% of the energy is spent to overcome the aerodynamic drag and the other 50% is required to overcome the mechanical losses (engine, transmission,...
How to Keep Your Vehicle Brain Cool on a Hot Summer Day
Oct 06, 2016
Today’s infotainment system is the brain of a modern vehicle as it provides its operating information and the information on its surroundings. It helps the driver navigate and operate the vehicle...
Considering light-weighting your brakes? Read this first.
Aug 29, 2016
Brake rotors are a prime target for light-weighting. Why? For starters they are heavy, around 21 lbs per wheel for a large sedan. This mass has a significant rotating inertia which needs to be...
Time to turn down the volume: how heavy machinery companies can tackle noise pollution before their equipment is even built
Jul 07, 2016
According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the key to attacking noise pollution is addressing it in the design stage. The Agency states it is much easier to design noise out of a machine...