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February 09, 2018

8 Questions to Ask When Building Your Thermal Model

Thermal modeling can be particularly challenging because setting up your thermal simulation can be different every time. Meanwhile, you seek to balance competing priorities within your design. "It should be lightweight! Durable! Affordable!" the list of hopeful attributes is extensive so some compromise will have to occur. You can better decide where those accommodations can be made with an accurate thermal model. ...

May 25, 2017

How to Overcome the Challenges of Exhaust Simulation

The automotive industry has been struggling to accurately predict the thermal performance of a vehicle’s exhaust system for the better part of 15 years. Due to the internal gas flow complexity inherent in a vehicle’s exhaust system, it has historically been one of the most difficult systems to model and predict — and among the most expensive due to the computational requirements....

October 06, 2016

Plume Modeling with MuSES

Simulation of plumes in infrared bands can reveal significant radiance information, depending on the operational state of vehicles, ships, or aircraft. For example, a plume can increase the size and/or signature of a target significantly.  Imagine a plume rising vertically from the smokestack of a...

September 01, 2016

OEMs Emphasize — and Increasingly Measure — Durability to Drive ROI

OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers worldwide are dedicating greater emphasis, personnel teams, resources and even urgency to not only understand but to predict the durability of their vehicles and/or components over their respective lifetimes. Though it might seem obvious, it’s one thing to know how your...

October 20, 2015

When, Why and How to Optimize the Decision-Making Process Using Simulation

As we continue to examine optimization techniques to front load design decisions to achieve competitive advantage, we take a deeper dive into how innovative manufacturers are becoming increasingly adept at eliminating cost, materials, time and waste from design and manufacturing processes. One...

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