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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....

May 14, 2019

Stay Dry, Stay Warm: How Moisture Affects the Thermal Properties of Clothing

ThermoAnalytics headquarters is based in a cold, northern region of the United States. Specifically, the Keweenaw peninsula which juts out into the middle of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior. This combination of cold weather and ample moisture from the lake creates the perfect recipe for "lake effect snow." This year alone we received 357.2 inches (that's 907.3 centimeters!) of snow. To say the least, we are no stranger to cold weather....

June 11, 2018

A Better Way to Perform Coupled HVAC & Battery Simulations

As an automotive designer, cabin comfort is the foundation of customer satisfaction and ultimately, product sales. The rising tide of battery-powered electric vehicles brought a new design challenge to automakers, pushing them to find a way to optimize the sub-systems in the vehicle while avoiding enormous draws on battery power at the same time. This problem is addressed by running transient human thermal and battery tests to optimize for HVAC and battery systems. In this blog, we will understand how an automated coupling process can provide an optimized solution while avoiding the long solve times of highly transient problems. ...

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