Face Challenges with Flexible Solutions
New requirements and quickly evolving automotive trends are forcing engineers to jettison traditional designs for underbody, underhood, and exhaust systems. Don’t let limited time or resources keep you from thinking outside of the box. Let our expert engineering team lend capacity and experience to your organization.
The world beneath the hood, or under the body of the car is a harsh place. High temperatures, constant stress, and natural environments must be considered when designing an optimal system in today’s automotive market.
Lead Trends with Fast Solutions
Your design faces other obstacles too. Many underbody/underhood challenges are due to stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and automotive trends such as lightweighting. These requirements are challenging to balance, especially when you add in deadlines and budgets.
Our talented engineers have the experience you need to meet requirements, manage temperatures, and ensure success for your design. We work with industry-leading tools to provide you with actionable results in days instead of months.
Our team utilizes advanced simulation tools to provide you with fast and accurate data and simulations. We use TAIThermTM, our thermal simulation software, with the Exhaust Extension to quickly create an underbody/exhaust or underhood model that considers the unique physics that the components undergo. Our method utilizes all modes of heat transfer, so you never miss a thermal interaction.
Coupling For Advanced Simulations
Because of the complexity of underbody, underhood, and exhaust simulations, they usually call for coupling a thermal simulation with CFD or 1D simulations. By coupling one of these tools with TAITherm, we can deliver complete results and a tailored heat protection strategy.
Steady-State and Transient Simulations
We run both steady-state or transient cases for real-world scenarios such as hill climbs, trailer towing, hot soaks, key-off, or drive cycles. Transient simulations offer more insight into your design than steady-state scenarios alone, capturing the complex interactions of components and materials. Our methods allow us to deliver detailed insights to you in a way that fits your production deadline.
Heat Protection Strategies
Lately, packaging constrictions dominate the positioning and organization of components within the engine compartment. With less space and more temperature-sensitive elements, (plastics for lightweighting, infotainment, and electrical components) thermal management becomes an increasingly critical aspect of vehicle design. Component hot spots can lead to safety, durability, and warranty issues. Careful consideration of component placement and heat shields is mandatory to avoid costly late-stage fixes.
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Manage Complex Transient Analyses
Our team utilizes advanced simulation tools to provide you with fast and accurate data and simulations for transient hot soak/key-off scenarios. Understanding the peak temperatures that your components undergo allows you to optimize your design. Our method utilizes all modes of heat transfer, so you never miss a thermal interaction. In addition to our advanced thermal simulation software, TAITherm, we offer a turn-key simulation process using CoTherm. This adaptable solution supports all your transient simulation needs, with more efficient HPC resource allocation and shorter simulation times.
Improved Heat Protection Strategies
The Exhaust Extension uses transient, thermal simulation to solve thermal challenges in one of the most complex systems in a vehicle – the exhaust system. With a library of pre-built components and a simple set-up process, you can optimize your exhaust system design quickly, and understand how it will perform in hot soak or time-based scenarios.
The Exhaust Extension is built to reduce set-up time, generate results quickly, and provide realistic solutions with transient simulation.
The Heart of Vehicle Safety
Safety is the most crucial vehicle metric for consumers. Brakes function, understanding where the heat is transferred, and what temperature distributions are occurring are important factors in your design. Optimizing the brake system is made efficient with thermal simulation. We understand the stringent requirements of brake systems and the delicacy of trade-offs in such a crucial component of the vehicle.
Improve time-to-market & customer satisfaction
With OEMs looking to reduce time-to-market, the ability to save time and resources during product development is crucial.
Traditional methods of designing, building, and testing physical prototypes are costly and time-consuming. Introducing simulation early lets you virtually test your designs for thermal management issues under real-world conditions.
Using TAITherm, our 3D thermal simulation software, you can quickly set up and run steady-state or transient simulations of a full-vehicle model or localized simulations (underhood, underbody, and cabin), with accurate results.
Optimize Occupant Comfort
Because of the time spent in homes, offices, and vehicles traveling between the two, the automotive, architecture, and aerospace industries are all attempting to reach optimal occupant comfort for the utmost satisfaction of their customers. Our expert engineers have the knowledge and skills you need to predict cabin comfort and determine HVAC efficiency for your comfort strategies. They'll help you analyze localized heating and cooling, HVAC systems, and human sensation and comfort to ensure your customer's comfort.