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High fidelity passenger comfort and HVAC/interior component performance

On-Demand Webinar | 21 minutes

Utilizing automation for quick 3D CFD simulation for cabin simulation

High fidelity models assess comfort with the HVAC design using Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Well-designed cabins are the standard expectation for electric vehicles today. Best-in-class vehicle cabin design considers passenger comfort in both hot and cold operating conditions. It maintains vital electronics components in the recommended temperature range - all while minimizing the energy consumption of the vehicle.

System simulation helps designers minimize the overall energy usage of the vehicle. But as the design matures, high fidelity models are needed to assess comfort with the HVAC design, as well as detail thermal flow around the electronics components. To impact design, these evaluations need to be done in days (not weeks), quickly explore the impact of new designs, and come up with new, better designs faster than the competition. A high-fidelity solution enables looking at 100’s of components and passengers in single simulation before first prototype has been built.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • How extending the system simulation use to a higher-fidelity 3D cabin model can help for more predictive simulations.
  • How automation for surface preparation and incorporation of hundreds of solids enables to assess the architecture and energy performance along with flow and temperature distribution profiles.