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1 ICEM2022 Valencia | September 5-8, 2022

XXV International Conference on Electrical Machines

The ICEM conference is an important forum focusing on electrical machines and is organized by Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía and Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. It is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Industry Application Society (IEEE-IAS), IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE-IES) and IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES).

Particleworks Europe will be one of the exhibitors:

Visit our stand #3 to learn more on our innovative technologies!

Don't miss our presentation:

Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients and Mechanical Loss Evaluation of Oil Splashing in Direct Cooled Electrically Excited Hairpin Motors.

Luca Boscaglia, Chalmers University of Technology

For more information: www.icem.cc/2022


2 ONLINE Tech Day | September 27, 2022

Mesh-less CFD Moving Particle Simulation

Timetable: 9.00 - 16.30
Speakers: Michele Merelli, Gianluca Parma (Particleworks Europe)
Language: English

Particleworks is a CAE software for the simulation of liquid flows based on the Moving Particle Simulation method (MPS). The MPS solves the Navier-Stokes equations with a deterministic Lagrangian Method.
In Particleworks the fluid is discretized by particles and there is no need for a computational grid. The meshless nature and the intuitive interfaces make the simulation process simple and fast, even for complex geometries with moving parts.
Particleworks is used in the automotive and off-highway industries for different kind of applications related liquid flow and granular flow analysis.

AGENDA

9.00 – 10.30 | Part 1
Intro to Particleworks and to the MPS method. Simulation process and project structure

10.30 – 10.45 | Break

10.45 – 12.15 | Part 2
Model set-up, from geometry import to simulation execution (with guided hands-on session)

12.15 – 14.00 | Break

14.00 – 16.30 | Part 3
Post-Processing: qualitative and quantitative analysis of the simulation results

TRIAL LICENSE

After the training the trainees will receive a 4 weeks trial license of the Particleworks software on their hardware.
During the trail period Particleworks Europe will support the trainees by weekly web-meetings for Q&A and to discuss specific applications.

REGISTRATION

The training is free of charge, with a limited number of participants to guarantee the quality of the training: you can register using the form in this web-page.
The training sessions will be live using the Zoom platform, that does not require any local installation.
The registrants will receive the instructions to connect to the Zoom platform after the registration.
The registrants will be contacted one week before the training to install the Particleworks software on their hardware for the hands-on sessions.


3 Webinar | October 5, 2022

Digital prototyping of electric vehicle transmissions and e-motors: a mesh-less simulation

Improving the lubrication and the cooling of e-axles coupled with e-motors for the next generation of electric vehicles

Timetable: 15.00 CET
Speakers: Massimo Galbiati, Michele Merelli (Particleworks Europe)
Language: English

The automotive industry is strongly pushing towards electrification: in 2021, combined sales for Electric Vehicles (EVs) reached one million units both in Europe and China for the first time.

In EVs, transmission units and e-motors are increasingly coupled by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The R&D and design processes should thus consider both the lubrication and the cooling of gears and e-motor. This can be done with a physical prototype, but the approach can be time-consuming and very expensive. Digital modelling reduces costs and simulation times, enabling the discovery of different designs – even very new or disruptive ones. Among these designs, oil-jet cooling was proposed as an improvement to external water jackets.

Simulating jets can be very problematic using conventional CFD (computational fluid dynamics) methods, considering the complex characteristics of the geometry and multiphase flow. In the webinar, we will discuss how a mesh-less approach (based on Moving Particle Simulation) is key for fast thermal and fluid dynamic improvements of e-axles.

REGISTRATION

The training is free of charge, with a limited number of participants to guarantee the quality of the training: you can register using the form in this web-page.
The training sessions will be live using the Zoom platform, that does not require any local installation.
The registrants will receive the instructions to connect to the Zoom platform after the registration.


4 ONLINE Tech Day | October 20, 2022

Mesh-less CFD Moving Particle Simulation

Timetable: 9.00 - 16.30
Speakers: Michele Merelli, Gianluca Parma (Particleworks Europe)
Language: English

Particleworks is a CAE software for the simulation of liquid flows based on the Moving Particle Simulation method (MPS). The MPS solves the Navier-Stokes equations with a deterministic Lagrangian Method.
In Particleworks the fluid is discretized by particles and there is no need for a computational grid. The meshless nature and the intuitive interfaces make the simulation process simple and fast, even for complex geometries with moving parts.
Particleworks is used in the automotive and off-highway industries for different kind of applications related liquid flow and granular flow analysis.

AGENDA

9.00 – 10.30 | Part 1
Intro to Particleworks and to the MPS method. Simulation process and project structure

10.30 – 10.45 | Break

10.45 – 12.15 | Part 2
Model set-up, from geometry import to simulation execution (with guided hands-on session)

12.15 – 14.00 | Break

14.00 – 16.30 | Part 3
Post-Processing: qualitative and quantitative analysis of the simulation results

TRIAL LICENSE

After the training the trainees will receive a 4 weeks trial license of the Particleworks software on their hardware.
During the trail period Particleworks Europe will support the trainees by weekly web-meetings for Q&A and to discuss specific applications.

REGISTRATION

The training is free of charge, with a limited number of participants to guarantee the quality of the training: you can register using the form in this web-page.
The training sessions will be live using the Zoom platform, that does not require any local installation.
The registrants will receive the instructions to connect to the Zoom platform after the registration.
The registrants will be contacted one week before the training to install the Particleworks software on their hardware for the hands-on sessions.


5 Webinar | November 9, 2022

Analyzing the process of filling a flexible pouch by coupling multi-flexible-body dynamics and particle-based CFD simulation

Investigating the effects of the parameters to select the optimal machine configuration

Timetable: 15.00 CET
Speakers: Massimo Galbiati, Michele Merelli (Particleworks Europe)
Language: English

Packaging companies are always striving to stay one step ahead of their competitors in providing the best solutions for maximal production capacity. Significant effort is devoted to the design of flexible machines: performance is expected to be high and consistent even if the packaged goods, packaging format, or packaging material are changed.

Moreover, regulatory restrictions are increasingly requiring new, sustainable materials. Their filling behaviour and in-machine dynamics is frequently unknown.

In this webinar, we will discuss how Coesia partnered with EnginSoft and the University of Trento’s Department of Industrial Engineering to digitally investigate and simulate the formation and filling of a stand-up pouch packaging machine (Doypack®). The approach combined mesh-less fluid dynamic (Particleworks) with a multibody software (RecurDyn) to achieve a fluid-structure fully coupled simulation.

REGISTRATION

The training is free of charge, with a limited number of participants to guarantee the quality of the training: you can register using the form in this web-page.
The training sessions will be live using the Zoom platform, that does not require any local installation.
The registrants will receive the instructions to connect to the Zoom platform after the registration.


6 ONLINE Tech Day | November 17, 2022

Mesh-less CFD Moving Particle Simulation

Timetable: 9.00 - 16.30
Speakers: Michele Merelli, Gianluca Parma (Particleworks Europe)
Language: English

Particleworks is a CAE software for the simulation of liquid flows based on the Moving Particle Simulation method (MPS). The MPS solves the Navier-Stokes equations with a deterministic Lagrangian Method.
In Particleworks the fluid is discretized by particles and there is no need for a computational grid. The meshless nature and the intuitive interfaces make the simulation process simple and fast, even for complex geometries with moving parts.
Particleworks is used in the automotive and off-highway industries for different kind of applications related liquid flow and granular flow analysis.

AGENDA

9.00 – 10.30 | Part 1
Intro to Particleworks and to the MPS method. Simulation process and project structure

10.30 – 10.45 | Break

10.45 – 12.15 | Part 2
Model set-up, from geometry import to simulation execution (with guided hands-on session)

12.15 – 14.00 | Break

14.00 – 16.30 | Part 3
Post-Processing: qualitative and quantitative analysis of the simulation results

TRIAL LICENSE

After the training the trainees will receive a 4 weeks trial license of the Particleworks software on their hardware.
During the trail period Particleworks Europe will support the trainees by weekly web-meetings for Q&A and to discuss specific applications.

REGISTRATION

The training is free of charge, with a limited number of participants to guarantee the quality of the training: you can register using the form in this web-page.
The training sessions will be live using the Zoom platform, that does not require any local installation.
The registrants will receive the instructions to connect to the Zoom platform after the registration.
The registrants will be contacted one week before the training to install the Particleworks software on their hardware for the hands-on sessions.

Recorded Webinars

1

Water spray parameters optimization using 3D CFD Particle Simulation for an automotive anti-aquaplaning system

Speakers: Paolo Alberto Fina, Silvestru Chiriches (Easyrain) and Michele Merelli (EnginSoft)
Language: English

The Moving Particle Simulation is an efficient meshless CFD method to simulate sloshing, free-surface flows and liquid jets. The particle-based Lagrangian approach does not require a computational grid. This allows to streamline and speed-up the overall simulation process for applications with complex geometries and moving parts including air dynamic simulation and integration.
This webinar presents some insights from the study of the impingement of a pressurized water jet. In this application, the objective is to study the effects of the jet against a puddle of water, simulating the conditions of aquaplaning during normal driving conditions. The role of the simulations is to eventually use the model for a best-case solution in a new vehicle application.
The role of the simulations is to eventually use the model for a best-case solution in a new vehicle application.

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2

Automatic Particleworks simulations to screen thousands of lubrication solution

Speaker: Michele Merelli
Language: English

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3

Simulation of Oil Management for Transmissions using MPS

Speakers: Simon Harbeke (EnginSoft GmbH), Mattia Porchetta (TREMEC)
Language: English

The Moving Particle Simulation is an efficient meshless CFD method to simulate sloshing, free-surface flows and liquid jets. The particle-based lagrangian approach does not require a computational grid. This allows to streamline and speed-up the overall simulation process for applications with complex geometries and moving parts which is an advantage for developing spray-cooling of E-Drives and optimizing the lubrication of gearboxes and more complex transmission systems.
In this webinar EnginSoft welcomes Mattia Porchetta, oil management engineer from Tremec in Belgium. He provided us with industry insights about the role of simulation on how to improve the oil management in transmissions for high performance applications.

Focus Topic: Oil management in transmissions and simulation driven design.


4

Simulation of hydraulic losses of a single-speed transmission in an Electric-Drive-Unit using Particleworks

Speakers: Tobias Moll (Institute for combustion engines – RWTH Aachen University), Simon Harbeke (EnginSoft GmbH)
Language: English

Did you miss this webinar?

Agenda:
Welcome & Introduction to the Moving Particle Simulation method Simulation process in Particleworks Overview of Powertrain Applications Project introduction: Co-Simulation of Efficiency, Lubrication and Heat Management for Transmissions with Integrated Electrical Machine

Focus topic: Simulation of hydraulic losses of a single-speed transmission using Particleworks

The Moving Particle Simulation is an efficient meshless CFD method to simulate sloshing, free-surface flows and liquid jets. The particle-based lagrangian approach does not require a computational grid. This allows to streamline and speed-up the overall simulation process for applications with complex geometries and moving parts which is an advantage for developing spray-cooling of E-Drives and optimizing the lubrication of gearboxes.
In this webinar EnginSoft welcomes Tobias Moll, research assistant from the Institute for combustion engines at RWTH Aachen University. He will provide us with industry insights about the role of simulation for efficiency, lubrication and heat management for transmissions with Integrated electrical machines. The hydraulic losses of a single-speed transmission were simulated using Particleworks and validated against experiments.