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1 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.


2 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.


3 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.


4 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.