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  • Defrost simulation
    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...
  • EV Aerodynamic Design Q&A
    The first blog in this series shared the top questions on electric vehicle design from attendees of SIMULIA PowerFLOW's recent webinar, Aerodynamic Design for Electric Vehicles, hosted by...
  • EV Aerodynamic Design
    There’s no question that vehicle electrification and autonomy are two of the biggest trends driving automotive design and engineering today. The recent SIMULIA PowerFLOW webinar,...
  • PowerFLOW 5.5: Innovation through Simulation
    By Jill Newberg, Marketing and Communications Director, Exa Corporation Whether it’s the latest driver-assist technology, the most comfortable cabin, or the best fuel economy, consumers crave...
  • Greenhouse Wind Noise Blog
    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...
  • Quest-for-Quiet-Exa-ATZ
    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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Underhood Airflow
    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...
  • After more than a decade away from race circuits, Jaguar Racing is joining the latest Formula E series
    Emissions-free vehicle racing is an exciting— and newly possible— concept. The FIA Formula E Series, whose inaugural season was in 2014, has now become a popular international racing series, drawing...
  • 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...
  • Vermeer presented this optimized design showing vertical plane noise dB map at NoiseCon 16
    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...
  • Exa PowerFLOW simulation of a Power Generator with and without absorbing materials
    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). On...
  • Car makers are working feverishly to bring on-board the smartphone capabilities that buyers want
    The battle for the dashboard is intensifying. Car makers are working feverishly to bring on-board the smartphone capabilities that buyers want while trying to limit access to digital giants such as...
  • Onroak Automotive became the first French constructor to win the Daytona 24 Hours when Speed Motorsports crossed the finishing line first with their Ligier JS P2-Honda
    Le Mans-based endurance race car designer, Onroak Automotive, recently secured famous victories in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship with its LMP2 prototype race cars...
  • Accurately model real world road conditions using Exa simulations
    Exa's Dr. Brad Duncan is interviewed regarding how engineers can model ever-changing road conditions to best predict real-world performance using Exa's software, PowerFLOW, for accurate...
  • Early thermal evaluation through simulation can help identify optimum efficiency early in the development process
    Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines are seldom short of excess heat. In fact, SIMULIA PowerFLOW® simulation software is often used by the world’s leading car manufacturers to find the...
  • 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...
  • Exa PowerFLOW enables engineers to calculate how the turbulent vortices interact with the car and evolve around it, and accurately predict how dirt particles will behave.
    No car will stay clean, especially at this time of the year, but some cars unfortunately get filthy more quickly than others. So how do you figure out whether a new model is going to attract dirt in...
  • We’ve all experienced turbulence on an airplane, but back on terra firma those troublesome, swirling pockets of air can have just as great an impact on how a car moves along the road and how much...
  • Defrost simulation
    Global competition for market share is fierce in the automotive industry. Automotive manufacturers work hard to make their vehicles attractive to consumers to suit tastes and meet regulations in a...
  • In his ‘Confessions of a Capital Junkie’, Head of Fiat-Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, paints the picture of an industry that increasingly struggles to make money. But the idea that car...
  • 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...
  • Makers love SUVs because they’re a global phenomenon. The same car will be snapped up in Milwaukee, Milan or Nanjing with comparatively few changes. The resulting economies of scale are great...
  • 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 (...
  • Race car drivers feel the need for speed. Whether they’re hugging the curves at Circuit de la Sarthe or accelerating down the final stretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, race car...
  • The emergence of autonomous cars will present many interesting technical challenges, not the least vehicle aerodynamics. Due to the nature of the problem, many of the aerodynamics challenges will...
  • As manufacturers seek to strip ever more weight out of vehicles to meet emissions standards, they’ve worked to ensure the thinner panels don’t deform at speed. But what if a certain...
  • As part of traditional product development, car manufacturers build a fleet of pre-production vehicles in special facilities, incurring a huge level of cost – easily in excess of $1 million per...
  • Lithium-ion batteries are like humans – they don’t like to be too cold and they don’t like to be too hot. Achieving this equilibrium creates a problem for manufacturers working on...
  • A major theme, common to a number of manufacturers, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show was the continuing popularity of halo performance editions. Cars like the Ford GT supercar, Ford Focus RS,...
  • 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 valuable...