AI PCB Design: How Generative AI Takes Us From Constraints To Possibilities

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) represents the next great step forward in PCB design. This is, of course, what you might expect me to say. 2023 has been a year dominated by the rise of generative AI, with large language models (LLMs) as the unquestionable poster child. It’s easy to see why; LLMs seemingly fulfill the promise of sentience, while in reality, they’re simply very goo... » read more

Boost Your CFD Workflow Productivity With An API: Part 1

If you're in the field of computational fluid dynamics testing or studies, you already know how much time and effort it takes to complete the tasks involved. Hours upon hours are spent on geometry clean-up, meshing, and post-processing. Furthermore, when you're dealing with similar models that have new constraints or dimensions, the work can feel tedious. But don't worry! There’s a way to sim... » read more

Reduce Aquaculture Biological Footprint With Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulations

Aquaculture, which has existed since 1000 BCE, is gaining widespread recognition for its potential to provide sustainable fish products. This form of farming, also known as captive breeding, is the go-to method for fish farmers to satisfy the growing demand for seafood and freshwater fish. In aquaculture farming, choosing the right location is substantial for healthy breeding, such as having co... » read more

What Is Zonal Architecture? And Why Is it Upending the Automotive Supply Chain?

Over the last few years, the basic architecture of how a vehicle is put together has changed a lot. This has also resulted in a change in how the automotive supply chain is put together, too. The traditional ECU-based architecture and the automobile supply chain Historically, vehicles have been put together like the picture on the left in the above diagram. Vehicles could have as many a... » read more

The Automotive Electric Vehicle Transition

The only really interesting part of the automotive industry is the electric vehicle (EV) segment. These vehicles are also called NEVs in China for "new energy vehicles". The reason that I say this is the only interesting segment is because it is clear that the whole world is moving fast to EVs and internal combustion engines (ICEs) will decline. One challenge for traditional automotive manufact... » read more

Predicting Hull Resistance Curve Using Marine CFD

In this user case, Marintek uses Fidelity Fine/Marine and Hexpress for resistance curve prediction of a planning hull and its validation against the model test cases. Team involved End User: Eloïse Croonenborghs, Research Scientist at MARINTEK, Maritime division, Trondheim, Norway Team Expert: Sverre Anders Alterskjær, Research Scientist at MARINTEK, Maritime division, Trondheim, Norway... » read more

Robust Design Optimization Of A Ford Turbocharger Compressor

What is robust design optimization (RDO), and is it better than standard optimization? In this customer case, we describe a multi-disciplinary optimization of a turbocharger compressor from Ford Motor Company, in which we demonstrate it is. RDO combines standard numerical optimization with sensitivity analysis to take into account the influence of manufacturing variations and operating uncer... » read more

Automotive Security Vulnerabilities From Afar

Don't confuse automotive security with automotive safety, things like functional safety (FuSa) and ISO 26262. You need security to have safety. But security is its own thing. In a modern connected car, there are two places for security vulnerabilities. One is in the car itself. And the other is back at base in the automotive manufacturer's (OEM in the jargon) data centers, which the cars are co... » read more

Software-Defined Vehicles: The Automotive Revolution With Silicon At Its Heart

The automotive sector is undergoing immense change. The retirement of the internal combustion engine (ICE) in favor of electrified powertrains and a shift towards autonomy has provided carmakers the opportunity to reimagine and redefine the entire automotive experience: how a car looks, works, and behaves, from the tires up. But such change isn’t easy. An industry founded on the manufactur... » read more

Smart Manufacturing: What’s Needed For The Industrial Intelligence Revolution?

Smart manufacturing – the use of nascent technology within the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) to address traditional manufacturing challenges – is leading a supply chain revolution, resulting in smart, connected, and intelligent environments, capable of self-operation and self-healing. While factory automation has been around for decades, smart manufacturing goes a great deal furth... » read more

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