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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...
The Quest for Quiet
Oct 24, 2017
By Vincent Le Goff In the automotive industry, it’s not what you hear – it’s what you don’t hear – that matters the most to vehicle safety and comfort. Advancements in aeroacoustics have helped...
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...
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...
Aerodynamics in Formula E
Nov 01, 2016
Electric vehicles hogged the limelight at this year’s Paris Motor Show, and not just cars of the road-going variety. With the third season of the FIA Formula E championship commencing earlier...
Taking a ride down Champs É-lysées
Sep 21, 2016
Electric vehicles look set to hog the spotlight at this autumn’s Paris motor show as makers put increasing faith in a technology that is still struggling in the showrooms. The biannual...
Plummeting computer costs boost simulation
Jul 29, 2016
The most far-sighted automotive companies are taking advantage of increasingly cheap computing power to leverage simulation work more heavily in their vehicle development. The technology behind...
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...
The real-world problem with emissions tests
Apr 12, 2016
Emissions testing just got a whole lot more complicated than it already was for manufacturers – but it really doesn’t need to be. The latest complication originates in Europe, where...
Synergy through simulation
Mar 29, 2016
Carmakers are continually trying to produce new and exciting designs which appeal to a wide range of customers. At the same time, they’re having to meet increasingly stringent rules and...
Absorbing away the cost of noise
Mar 11, 2016
Noise is a duality. On one hand, it can be soothing, inspirational, even emotional, like Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, or the fine-tuned thunderstorm of a Jaguar F-Type R (see Jalopnik article...
The Importance of Integrated Design Simulation and Visualization Tools
Mar 10, 2016
Exa's Dr. Paul Stewart discusses how automotive engineering and design studios can communicate through simulation and visualization to realize the full aerodynamic, thermal and acoustic potential...
New Software Can See Noise - Autoline Daily
Dec 08, 2015
Exa's new acoustics simulation solution, PowerACOUSTICS' FIND, offers vehicle manufacturers a unique way to easily isolate acoustic noise sources. Autoline Daily recently highlighted this novel...
Don't let NVH Issues Ruin a Roof-down Cruise
Dec 02, 2015
Convertibles made a bit of ‘noise’ at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, with the unveiling of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, Volkswagen Beetle Dune and Fiat 124 Spider. You could...
Physical Testing Cannot Provide Engineers the "Why"
Oct 30, 2015
Simulation offers the hard numbers, provides exact insight into the cause or "why" certain results occur. Exa Corporation's Dr. Ales Alajbegovic explains how simulation-driven design...
Tesla Model X: the SUV uncompromised?
Sep 30, 2015
It’s been a three and a half year tease from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but many will say it’s been worth the wait as the Model X was unveiled last night at the company’s...
The Automobile Micro-Climate
Jul 07, 2015
It’s July, and getting hotter every day. Spending time in the car can provide a welcome respite from the soaring temperatures outside. That said, a car’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (...
Engineers Exhaust Valuable Time and Resources on a Noisy Challenge
Jun 03, 2015
Why is my exhaust system noisy? Why isn’t it noisy enough? It doesn’t matter which manufacturer they work for: engineers are always looking to optimize exhaust noises… and...
The Cloud Democratizes Simulation- Driven Design
Feb 13, 2015
Companies using cloud technology are accessing software that they previously did not have the bandwidth to support. Teams that are collaborating on common data in the cloud are gaining...