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December 18, 2019

Izaak Saves Christmas Again: Simulation Sabotage

“She’s a beauty, Anastasia,” said Santa, running his hand along the smooth lines of Sven, the electric turbine powered robotic reindeer. “I can definitely see the Burt Rutan influence in your design.” Anastasia cast a nervous glance at Izaak, and forced a smile. “This will be our largest ever audience for Sven, and we hope to warm their hearts! Prepare for takeoff,” commanded Santa. “On it!” replied the two elves, as they snapped into action, hitching his sleigh to the battery-powered behemoth....

October 29, 2019

Utilize Glass Modeling for Faster Passenger Time-to-Comfort

Modern trends in designs are focused on glass. The abundance of natural light and the contemporary feel makes glass a popular choice in everything from automobiles to office spaces. While the style is appealing, managing the excess heat that is created by solar loading is critical. For automotive designers, comfortable cabins and lesser time-to-comfort is a vital factor in the satisfaction of their customers....

September 26, 2019

The Design Requirement for Wearables No One is Talking About

And why thermal management is so important   Wearable technology is quickly gaining traction in the electronic marketplace. This technology is becoming more ubiquitous and user-friendly— built with powerful sensors to collect and deliver information about our surroundings, behavior, and personal fitness. Thermal safety and comfort is a basic yet necessary requirement that must be achieved to reach other performance indicators in wearable design. ...

August 23, 2019

Reducing Range Anxiety with Efficient Cabin Comfort Techniques

For prospective electric vehicle (EV) buyers, comfort is more than just the temperature of the cabin—it's peace of mind. Many would-be customers are "cooled" from actually purchasing an EV due to range anxiety—the concern that the battery will run out of power before they reach their destination. Range anxiety and cost are cited as the two most significant barriers to purchasing....

July 31, 2019

Why Thermal Simulation is a Key Ingredient for Lightweighting

When discussing the global automotive market, you can't get away from the topics of fuel economy and emissions. To be compliant with tightening standards (such as Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)), OEMs are buckling down on their approaches to greater efficiency....

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