The development of batteries for electric vehicles must balance the requirements of performance, weight and cost of the battery.
With adequate software one can design a virtual container and carry out virtual tests for approval purposes in a couple of hours, sometimes in minutes, with the added advantage that shapes and materials can be easily modified.
The realistic simulation tools are accessible to allow conducting comparisons between the basic design alternatives without a specialised knowledge of the simulation technologies that underlie the virtual analyses.
Using simulation software, mechanisms like window mesh and door fins can be optimized for minimal microwave radiation leakage.
Thirty years ago, Principia became Abaqus’ first user, and also first agent for the code, in Spain and Portugal. With the benefit of hindsight, we now realise that we made an excellent decision.
CAE simulation tools can be of great help in optimising the cost and duration of evaluation of a package-s behaviour throughout its life cycle, including transport, without having to perform physical verifications on prototypes.
The latest advances in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have shown the value in using methods based on solving Boltzmann’s equation.
Last November 15th we held our XXI SIMULIA users’ meeting: 21 years getting together with our customers and collaborators to see how things evolve, what is new and how simulation software is helping innovation, initially in the world of design and now also in manufacturing.
With virtual simulation tools, the selection of the best alternative for a frame may be completed within days rather than weeks, while exponentially increasing the number of models and composite materials that can be tried.
Until recently, additive manufacturing, or as it is better known 3D printing, seemed like science fiction, but it is now a reality and here to stay.