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Reduce Product Development Time with nCode

Achieve new standards through finite element based analysis.

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Advanced technologies developed over the past decade have enabled automotive engineers to design products to meet current and future fuel economy standards. As new fuel economy standards have been set, automakers must now meet a federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) of 54.5 mpg by 2025. This means that engineers are now faced with one of the biggest engineering challenges in decades, a 5 percent increase in fuel economy per year. These new fuel economy demands require automakers to reshape their engineering process without compromising the reliability and durability of their designs.

HBM nCodeNew materials such as ultra-high-strength steels are being used in body structures, as are aluminum and magnesium alloys for structural components. The use of lightweight material such as composites also presents significant benefits for some automotive components. As these new materials and increasingly radical solutions are required in more engineering applications, the need to simulate and optimize designs prior to physical prototyping will increase.

Flexible, Powerful, Up-front Design

Up-front design tools such as nCode DesignLife™ enables engineers to gain insight into new material performance and reduce product development time. With this CAE-based tool, fatigue and durability may be calculated from FEA results, identifying critical locations and calculating fatigue lives for both metals and composites. DesignLife users also benefit from advanced technology for virtual shaker testing simulation, welds, vibration, crack growth, and thermo-mechanical fatigue analysis.

Rapidly Improve Designs

As finite element models increase in size and fidelity, HPC environments are being used to improve simulation throughput. The largest computational problems can be broken down and solved many times quicker, but hardware is not the only requirement. DesignLife can take advantage of existing hardware scalability by distributing fatigue analysis tasks to open up the possibility of more robust, up-front design through simulation.

About HBM-nCode

With over 30 years of expertise in durability and data analysis solutions, nCode enables customers to understand product performance, accelerate product development and improve design. The power and scalability of nCode software is a direct result of its expertise and in-depth experience in a broad range of industries.

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