Improving Automotive Safety, Design and Acoustics with ANSYS VRXPERIENCE
From leading-edge optical simulations to new applications for embedded design, ANSYS 2020 R1 delivers new digital thread enhancements across the board to boost the safety, reliability and aesthetics of next-generation autonomous vehicles (AV).
ANSYS® VRXPERIENCE™ provides cutting-edge innovations for sensor, human-machine interface (HMI) and sound simulations. ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Sensor provides a reduced order model (ROM) radar simulation for industrial automation applications, enabling engineers to quickly test and improve the accuracy and robustness of AV radars in edge cases. ANSYS VRXPERIENCE HMI offers a streamlined process to test HMI prototypes faster than ever. ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Sound offers an increased user experience through an improved workflow and user interface that assists uses in quickly detecting and analyzing engine noise, helping engineers pivot their design to create a quieter cabin.
"Acoustic comfort in helicopter cabins is critically important for pilots and passengers. Airbus Helicopters uses ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Sound to accurately listen to and analyze sound, troubleshoot unusual noise issues identified in flight and perform fast psychoacoustic indicator calculations to estimate acoustic comfort," said Julien Caillet, head of department, acoustics at Airbus Helicopters. "By using VRXPERIENCE Sound, we definitely see an unparalleled time gain. ANSYS helps our team make earlier design choices, reduce physical testing and shorten problem-solving time."
ANSYS 2020 R1 introduces ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Light Simulation to simplify automotive product design illumination, delivering engineering-grade light simulation to studio designers. VRXPERIENCE Light Simulation combines visual design and advanced engineering review by connecting Autodesk VRED design visualization software and ANSYS' physics-based lighting simulations. This delivers a photorealistic visualization of vehicle interior and exterior lighting, enabling users to spend substantially less time and money on physical prototype development.
Boosting Cybersecurity with ANSYS medini analyze
The latest release of ANSYS® medini analyze addresses the increasing market need for systematic analysis and assessment of security threats to AV cyber-physical systems — beginning early in the system design. This helps automakers model the limitations and weaknesses of AV system components and environmental conditions to provide state-of-the-art cybersecurity.
Illuminating Simulations with ANSYS SPEOS
ANSYS® SPEOS™ incorporates a leading-edge model for camera simulation to increase the accuracy of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and AV simulations, creating results that are closer to reality. SPEOS also stretches the limits of lighting simulation, empowering users to quickly and efficiently model numerous types of lighting variations that AVs will experience on the road and optimize AV lighting system performance.
"Mazda is always eager to introduce smarter technology into their vehicles, from ADAS systems to smart headlamps, tackling the challenges to achieve high-quality requirements and scheduled targets," said Tohru Yoshioka, deputy general manager at Mazda. "Providing physics-based design and testing of optical features, ANSYS SPEOS and VRXPERIENCE are extensively used at Mazda to perform early and iterative digital design and optimization of systems, from adaptive driving beams using complex matrices of LED units to camera systems used in AV-ADAS technology. This enables us to significantly reduce the physical prototyping and testing phase of these systems while improving safety and fast-tracking time to market."
Improving AV Safety-Critical Software Development with ANSYS SCADE
The latest version of ANSYS® SCADE further accelerates AV embedded control software design, incorporating several new capabilities designed to reduce the development time and cost for automatic code generation of safety-critical software throughout the development cycle by over 50%.
ANSYS 2020 R1 extends the scalability of ANSYS SCADE Vision to further accelerate testing activities and improve safety of large, AI-based perception software projects by creating direct connections to data lakes on customer cloud clusters.
Slashing Development Time and Boosting Productivity with ANSYS Twin Builder
ANSYS® Twin Builder™ now includes ANSYS Twin Builder Battery Wizard which will shorten development time of building, simulating and testing an entire battery-powered electrical system across industries.
"A123 uses ANSYS Twin Builder to perform thermal simulation of their 48V battery pack development. With the help of the simulations, A123 can determine thermal dependency on electric performance, design cooling supply, calculate temperature distributions and predict battery life," said Shawn Zhang, senior manager, Simulation Engineering at A123 Systems. "A123 also utilizes ANSYS Twin Builder's ROM technologies for simplifying complex 3D thermal simulation which significantly reduces the simulation time from days to few seconds while keeping the required simulation accuracy."
Additionally, ANSYS Twin Builder features innovative improvements to its industry-leading ROM capabilities including the capacity to capture higher non-linearity components and the integration of a tool-agnostic static ROM builder to enable field visualization for ROMs. Twin Builder also provides improved workflows for Modelica and runtime generation.
Power and Thermal Reliability Solutions for Automotive and 5G Semiconductor Electronics
New updates to ANSYS® Redhawk-SC™ help engineers gain better insights into more complex designs and substantially slash simulation runtime — delivering significant performance and accuracy improvements.
Also in 2020 R1, the ANSYS® Totem™ and ANSYS® RedHawk™ product family are certified to support a comprehensive list of advanced FinFET nodes and 2.5D/3D-IC packaging technologies. This empowers customers to address the growing multiphysics challenges of power, thermal and reliability in ultra-large and high-performance SoCs that are at the heart of AI, 5G and automotive applications.
About ANSYS, Inc.
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