Meeting the world's growing transportation needs and green mobility demands is a difficult undertaking. Altair’s impactful electrification solutions are addressing this challenge by helping companies develop energy-efficient systems, like electric powertrains that release fewer carbon emissions into the atmosphere, and sustainable electric road-vehicles, watercraft, heavy-machinery, and rail systems.
Companies are leveraging Altair's connected capabilities to lightweight designs, optimize integrated system performance, reach sustainability and efficiency goals, and drive e-mobility advancements faster.
Businesses that successfully and rapidly meet consumer demand for sustainable electrification innovations are poised to gain significant market share, but innovation requires the right technology partners with the right design, simulation, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and high-performance computing (HPC) offerings.
Altair’s electrification solutions accelerate lightweighting, enhance energy efficiency, and optimize systems to lessen environmental impacts, thereby enabling companies to meet their sustainability goals and consumer demands for heavy-equipment, aircraft, auto, rail, and other e-transportation solutions.
In addition, e-Mobility solutions must connect and interact with their surroundings without interfering with in-vehicle electrical systems (EMC/EMI). Altair® Feko® high-frequency electromagnetics software and wave propagation tools help vehicle designers perform virtual drive testing and consider a full array of environmental obstacles using either dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) or 5G wireless signals.
Altair electrification solutions and streamlined product validation processes give users holistic insight for better decision-making between technical, safety, and efficiency tradeoffs, enabling teams to rapidly optimize and develop complex, connected architectures in e-powered systems.
Global access to connected multiphysics capabilities and data through Altair One™ enables frictionless collaboration and turnaround. Access to repeatable, simulation-driven design processes shortens development cycles, improves efficiency, and supports production at a mass-market scale. On-demand HPC offers secure, scalable simulation capabilities during peak demand. Flexible cloud-based HPC also supports multi-disciplinary optimization studies on multiple programs at once, which reduces development costs and risk.
OEMs producing e-Mobility products must address battery range, drivetrain efficiency, and charging times. Getting the design right for these aspects is vital to successful product development and requires rapid exploration of higher system voltages, innovative cooling implementations, efficient power conversion, optimized vehicle aerodynamics and vehicle-weight reduction to ensure transmission and distribution systems can handle the increased load from electrification.
Altair’s electrification and multiphysics workflows provide a digitally connected end-to-end simulation process for designing efficient powertrains that balance performance, cost, and weight requirements.
Electrified mobility lifecycles and maintenance differ from their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. Companies need technology partners that understand the difference and offer future-focused solutions that include digital twin capabilities that can adapt to new requirements without increasing costs.
Whether adapting existing workflows or deploying new processes for today’s demands, Altair's electrification solutions meet you where you are and evolve with your company to bring product innovations to market faster and more cost effectively. Our flexible Altair Units licensing system saves companies 30-50% over traditional licensing methods and enables seamless computing and collaboration across engineering teams.
The path towards electrification requires significant investment, changes to technologies, development processes and even organizational structures. This introductory webinar will reveal Altair's simulation- and data-driven design tools to accelerate all electrification projects by helping to make good decisions early. The session will cover solutions for the design of the various parts of electric drive systems, from the battery to the wheels; while considering system integration and the architecture changes that must be made at vehicle level to build innovative energy efficient electric mobility solutions.
ZF develops a wide variety of e-motors and e-drives for a broad spectrum of automotive customers. To optimally incorporate development and production costs from the outset, their designers must find solutions to maximize shared parts within the given requirements for the motors. ZF, in collaboration with Altair, employed a simulation and data-driven solution that empowered them to consider shared parts, costs, and further constraints to automatically find best configurations for a modular motor platform.
Danson Joseph, Managing Director of Danecca, presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2022.
Simulation is now the dominant technology driving the design process. Optimization and machine learning, together with the availability of inexpensive computing place simulation at the heart of the design process, and at the evolution of the Digital Twin. EV battery packs present a unique opportunity to showcase the power of simulation and the benefits of the Digital Twin.
Battery Thermal Management Systems (BTMS) use logic to control the thermal balance needed for reliable and long-lasting battery pack designs. A key driver is ensuring cells operate under load within a specified temperature window. The system design challenge is to balance the heat generated by current demand and supply against an efficient cooling strategy.
A Digital Twin has been created which presents a virtual representation of a physical battery pack subject to a transient duty cycle. The Digital Twin mimics the embedded control logic of the hardware to manage system heating and cooling during the event.
Capturing the complex physics and system response with the Digital Twin in timescales commensurate with the physical hardware enhances the role of simulation within the UK battery development community. The battery Digital Twin presents new opportunities for rapid, holistic, design exploration and innovation.
A conversation with Selcuk Sever, Principal Engineer at Switch Mobility, discussing its collaboration with Altair to accurately predict the range of its electric buses. With accurate range prediction, Switch Mobility can give its public transport authority customer confidence that electric buses can meet the requirements of their bus routes.