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Best of the blog: Vehicle Climate Systems
May 25, 2018
For years, our subject matter experts and partners have written about simulation-driven solutions for climate control systems in the Exa blog, Test the Limits. See what they have to say about the...
Achieving Innovation through Simulation with PowerFLOW 5.5
Feb 27, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Improving Our Air Quality: Engine Manufacturers Face Increased Regulatory Requirements
Jul 21, 2016
Air quality affects everyone. To continue the trend of already improving air quality in the EU, the limits for particulate matter and NOx will be reduced again by the Stage 5 regulations which start...
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...
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...
The battle for the dashboard
Mar 01, 2016
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...
Addressing the Cold Reality of Electric Vehicles
Jan 27, 2016
Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines are seldom short of excess heat. In fact, Exa’s PowerFLOW® simulation software is often used by the world’s leading car manufacturers...
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...
Keep the frost on the outside!
Oct 28, 2015
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...
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 (...
Carmakers burning through cash with thermal testing
Apr 22, 2015
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...
Thermal battery work is a hot issue
Mar 25, 2015
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...
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...