Test The Limits

Best of the blog: Vehicle Climate Systems

By jnewberg

May 25 2018

Read climate system design insights from SIMULIA PowerFLOW experts

For years, our subject matter experts and partners have written about simulation-driven solutions for climate control systems in the PowerFLOW blog, Test the Limits. See what they have to say about the today’s hottest (and coolest) topics in climate system design:

 

Defrost simulation
Defrost simulation

Keep the frost on the outside!

 

Defrost / demist is an important safety regulation worldwide. And with so many diverse markets across a number of global climates, it’s a key consumer requirement for OEMs, as well. Read about how PowerFLOW's defrost / demist application accurately predicts defrosting patterns for better HVAC system design.

EV range in extreme weather
EV range in extreme weather

Addressing the cold reality of electric vehicles

 

Electric vehicle range can be significantly impacted by use of the HVAC system in extreme temperatures, as it can be an inordinate draw on the battery. Read about how simulation and analysis with PowerFLOW and PowerTHERM helps to improve HVAC system efficiency.

Protecting infotainment systems from the elements
Protecting infotainment systems from the elements

How to keep your vehicle brain cool on a hot summer day

 

Infotainment systems and other vehicle electronics rely on in-cabin climate systems to keep cool, operate as expected, and avoid catastrophic failures on hot days. Read about how simulation accurately predicts solar soak and air-conditioning-driven cooldown effects on in-cabin electronics.

The automobile microclimate
The automobile microclimate

The automobile microclimate

 

The automobile microclimate offers a range of possible experiences based on where vents are located, what design choices customers respond to best, and what innovations in climate systems are coming next. Read about how digital simulation helps solve these and other HVAC system design challenges for PowerFLOW customers.

Mitigating HVAC system noise
Mitigating HVAC system noise

 

Solving HVAC noise issues: Where do you look next?

 

HVAC system noise is a challenge to find before physical prototyping, and by then it can be an even bigger challenge to fix – since much of the design is already locked-down when physical prototypes can be produced. Read about how early, digital integration and simulation lets engineers hear and see HVAC system noise – helping them to find and correct the source sooner, before physical prototypes are produced.

Rotating fan and blower noise
Rotating fan and blower noise

The quest for quiet: Finding and reducing new noise sources in automotive components

 

Mitigating noise from rotating fans and blowers throughout the HVAC system is made possible using digital simulation and analysis. Read a case study about how one customer did it with SIMULIA's PowerFLOW and PowerACOUSTICS solutions. 

New to climate system design in PowerFLOW 5.5
New to climate system design in PowerFLOW 5.5

 

Achieving innovation through simulation with PowerFLOW 5.5

 

New HVAC System Design capabilities in PowerFLOW include the new Velocity Freeze solver, which help engineers balance time to comfort with energy consumption. Read about how calculating energy loss with PowerFLOW 5.5 can help improve vehicle efficiency by reducing the energy consumed by the HVAC system. 

 

To learn more about these and other top issues in HVAC system design, and how SIMULIA PowerFLOW offers a simulation solution to develop the next great innovations in cabin comfort, vehicle efficiency, and customer experience, watch the recent webinar, “Climate System Design for Electric Vehicles”.