Simulation has long been used to improve the design of nearly every physical product or process by providing the opportunity to evaluate a wide range of alternative designs prior to building physical prototypes. Simulation has also long been used to model different operating scenarios to develop control strategies that are incorporated into control algorithms to improve operations. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created the potential for a transformational journey in which a simulation model of the product or process is tied through the Internet to sensors capturing data and to actuators controlling its operation. The result is a so-called digital twin of the physical product or process that can be used to analyze and diagnose its operation and optimize its performance and maintenance in real time. By using simulation in conjunction with the IoT, companies can analyze the performance of products in real-world operating conditions and make confident predictions about future performance to improve product operation and productivity, and to reduce the cost and risk of unplanned downtime.
Power electronic systems are complex applications that present a variety of development challenges in the design of industrial drives, power supplies, energy production equipment, consumer goods and more. Physics-based simulation is key to effectively and efficiently creating products that rely on power electronics, enabling organizations to reduce development costs, accelerate time to market, optimize energy efficiency, increase reliability, comply to standards and ensure safety.
While functional safety standards (e.g., ISO 262626) address hazards caused by malfunctioning electrical/electronic (E/E) systems, they do not cover hazards that can occur even in the absence of system failure. One reason could be the performance limitations of the system or its components (e.g., sensors, perception algorithms). The ISO PAS 21448 standard on safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF) deals with the systematic identification, evaluation and subsequent risk mitigation of these hazards. SOTIF issues are especially important for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems.
Functional safety standards, such as ISO 26262, are critical for ensuring that the complex electronics in today’s driver-operated cars are reliably delivering consistent performance over time, without system failures. But, with the emergence of autonomous vehicles, engineers face additional safety challenges. What if components ― sensors, for example ― are working as designed, but are falling short under real-world conditions, creating hazardous conditions?
With Ansys VRXPERIENCE Light Simulation, combine design and engineering processes into a single, connected workflow.
Part of a collaborative solution with Autodesk, Inc., VRXPERIENCE Light Simulation connects Ansys’ physics-based lighting simulation with Autodesk’s automotive 3D visualization and virtual prototyping software (Autodesk VRED).
With Ansys VRXPERIENCE SOUND, you can listen to, analyze and design sound sources. Create immersive 3D soundscapes to enhance your product or your simulations based on recordings, CAE simulation outputs or your virtual reality (VR) environment.
Predicting and validating the impact of lighting, colors and materials variations on product appearance to achieve the optimal perceived quality remains a critical requirement for accurate product design. Enabling faster design decision making for virtual prototypes, Ansys VRXPERIENCE Perceived Quality provides a physics-based, real-time solution for design evaluation. Delivering the ultimate virtual customer experience, its accurate visual renderings are the perfect way for designers, stylists and engineers to view the exact appearance of their future products within a fully immersive virtual environment. By ensuring that lighting, materials and finish combinations are aesthetically pleasing and highly precise, you can maximize perceived quality without increasing cost.
The next generation of autonomous vehicles (AV) will be designed faster, safer and more affordably thanks to a strategic partnership between AVSimulation and Ansys.
The collaboration integrates revolutionary simulation technology from AVSimulation (SCANeRTM) with Ansys VRXPERIENCE immersive autonomous driving simulation solutions.
Ansys VRXPERIENCE Driving Simulator powered by SCANeR is an open and scalable modular simulation solution. It enables testing and validation of AV and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) under simulated everyday driving conditions, over millions of virtual miles per day.
This webinar demonstrates the features of Ansys VRXPERIENCE HMI in Ansys 2019 R3. We’ll introduce the added application programming interface (API) for establishing a lease line connection to the human–machine interface (HMI). The API facilitates running and interacting with your embedded software in virtual reality (VR) or software-in-the-loop (SIL) systems. It offers out-of-the-box compatibility with Ansys SCADE and Ansys SCADE Display. At the same time, the API enables cosimulation with different flight simulators. You can assess the usability and workflows of your HMI under specific flight conditions — to safely test emergency situations with full-cockpit interactivity and validate the HMI from the pilot’s perspective.