With our extensive expertise in the fields of CAE & Simulation, we can get your product concept ready for series production quickly and cost-effectively. Lists of ambitious product characteristics and increasingly tight development times make it necessary to use effective CAE tools and enlist the services of experienced specialists.
Our CAE & Simulation area ensures maximum reliability in virtual development. Whether CAE-driven component development, weight optimisation or complex system analysis, you know when you come to us that you're in safe hands.
Development of passive safety' refers to the process of designing vehicles to minimise the consequences of accidents for passengers, victims outside of the vehicle and any other road users. A high level of passive safety is achieved by maximising energy consumption in the bodywork, synchronising restraint systems and designing the interior suitably. In this sense, passive safety is an overall function of the vehicle, and achieved through optimal device interaction.
The key to a high-quality and meaningful analysis is an underlying finite element network. Our expertise encompasses the following tasks and spheres of activity.
To ensure structures are effective, any underlying requirements regarding stiffness and strength must be optimised at an early stage. We support your development process with our solid knowledge base and can apply this expertise to all standard development environments.
Drive comfort and acoustics are fast becoming major distinguishing features, causing demands to increase at the same time. We manage the simulative design and coordination process for your components and assemblies:
The desire for weight reduction and efficient use of materials mean there are an increasing number of challenges faced when evaluating service life. We help you to optimise the fatigue strength and service life of structural components during the design process:
The 'Flow calculation and thermal simulation' department's main task is to conduct thermal analysis of systems and components. The simulation techniques used are generic and can be applied in other areas.
A series of 'focal areas' have emerged with these, however, such as the calculation of component temperature in vehicles based on engine compartment flow, air conditioning of passenger compartments and comfort ratings, calculations for cooling systems and charge cycle processes, and cooling of electrical components such as control units, batteries, LEDs and headlights.
We develop professional software which supports and automates CAE processes, from model design, simulation and data management to post-processing.
We use multi-body simulations to help you solve any kinematic and dynamic problems and have many years of experience in the following sub-areas in particular, which includes integration of flexible chassis and variable control systems.
By using FE calculations (2D/3D) in both the time domain and the frequency domain, we help you to solve electromagnetic issues. In all of these areas, we can fall back on our design expertise in relation to electrical machinery, electromagnetic actuators and linked systems (electrical-thermal-mechanical).
In this area, we use simulation tools such as Matlab Simulink, SimulationX, Dymola and GT Suite to analyse multiphysical correlations, and can help you with the following:
Theseus-FE simulation software, which we developed ourselves and sell commercially, uses the finite element method as its basis and is essentially made up of the following components:
THESEUS-FE is used primarily for customers in the automotive industry, but is also used by building physics and aerospace departments at universities and academic/scientific institutions. For more information about THESEUS-FE, go to http://www.theseus-fe.com