ANSYS Automotive

As the demand for fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible vehicles intensifies, the global auto industry is transforming itself. Is your business ready to deliver category-changing innovations?

More than a century after the first car debuted, the global automotive industry is undergoing a period of dramatic transformation. As consumers and regulators demand more energy-efficient vehicles that minimize environmental impact, few technologies are exempt from scrutiny.

Automotive and transportation pioneers are looking to replace traditional internal combustion engines with fuel cells, batteries, opposed-piston technologies and electric traction motors — in an incredibly short time frame, and often from scratch. Novel composite materials impart strength while shaving weight, making it possible to reduce fuel consumption. Optimizing complex aerodynamics improves fuel economy even further. Smart electronics are adding new levels of automation, control, safety and comfort. Despite these technological leaps, consumers are demanding rock-bottom prices.

From cars and motorcycles to commercial trucks and construction equipment to rail vehicles, the worldwide transportation industry views innovation as a critical competency. Engineering simulation — in which R&D teams design and validate products in a virtual environment — provides pacesetters with a powerful platform for creating innovations that are truly category-changing.

ANSYS: Addressing Challenges from Bumper to Bumper

From aerodynamics and thermal management to engine design, durability and NVH, our products and application knowledge can help you understand product performance long before a prototype is ever built. We have worked aggressively to assemble our technology suite so that you can address the wide range of complexities and transform your organization into an innovator. Our CFD products include advanced turbulence models to help optimize aerodynamic performance of vehicles.

Our structural solutions incorporate nonlinear, fatigue and rigid-body dynamics tools to support development of composites and other new materials. You can tightly couple a number of products to assess traditional engine technologies as well as fuel cells, hybrid–electric engines and other emerging technologies. Passenger cars are on the verge of becoming more electric than mechanical in nature. We have the clear leadership in electromagnetics simulation to support revolutionary developments — as well as the multiphysics capabilities to optimize component interaction with other systems.

Automotive engineers consider complex real-world physics interactions and make valueadded design trade-offs. Every day, and in every automotive segment, they use industry-leading multiphysics tools from ANSYS to position their companies for innovation leadership.

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