In this issue, we look under the hood of various vehicles to hear
how companies are using design exploration in powertrain
applications. As with each edition, we strive to bring you useful
articles and examples of how HEEDS is used to discover better
Keep reading to learn more about exciting HEEDS happenings.
HEEDS Brings Efficient
Design Exploration to Powertrain Applications
HEEDS is quickly
becoming adopted by more industry experts and leading engine design
companies to help bring efficiency and cutting-edge design to their
powertrain systems. Coupling HEEDS MDO with advanced CAD and CFD
simulation software to optimize powertrain applications is the
topic of a CD-adapco workshop. HEEDS will be demonstrated to
optimize an intake port for ideal flow conditions and separately a
piston bowl for ideal performance versus emission characteristics.
These are two of many application areas gaining ground in this fast
paced simulation industry. Other examples include: coolant jacket
design, exhaust treatment design, air induction system design,
intake and exhaust manifold design, water pump design, and engine
torque optimization. Learn
Also, don't miss the upcoming Powertrain
Multidisciplinary Design Exploration webinar on January 28. Register
Hyperloop Innovates with HEEDS and
Hyperloop is a
high-speed transportation system with low operating costs that
utilizes a high power electromagnetic linear motor for propulsion.
The motor design has been performed using JMAG with HEEDS to arrive
at a design that is highly cost-effective at the system level.
Focus on the propulsion system will be presented at the JMAG
User Conference 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
PACCAR Automates Combustion System
Optimization Process with HEEDS
is a global technology leader in design, manufacturing and customer
support of high-quality premium trucks. They have recently selected
HEEDS as their multi-disciplinary exploration tool of choice for
powertrain design and have employed it in assisting to design their
piston bowl shape and injection settings for in-cylinder diesel
are pleased to announce the release of the newest version of HEEDS.
2015.11 continues to
streamline design exploration through improved results
processing and automated analysis tools. Workflow and feature
enhancements were implemented across process automation, portal
integration and results interaction.
To download a copy, please login to
Portal with your credentials and choose HEEDS MDO 2015.11 from
the Software and Documentation window. For further information
regarding this release, please view the Release
This! 2016 International HEEDS User Conference will be
held on October 12, 2016 in Dearborn, Michigan. We're looking for a
wide range of applications using design exploration with HEEDS
products, across all industries and disciplines. Click
here for more information.
Did you miss the Fall 2015 North American HEEDS User Group webinar?
You can catch the replay to hear how FMC Technologies is using
HEEDS for Subsea Design Exploration as well as new features in
HEEDS MDO 2015 presented by Ranny Sidhu. Listen
Averill is one of the founders of RCT and a continuing contributor
to our training programs. Ron takes the time to provide some
thought-provoking ideas on expanding the usage of design
Variable Resolution to Enhance Design Space Exploration
A nice feature in HEEDS is the ability to define the
resolution of a continuous variable. Assigning a resolution to a
continuous variable seems contradictory, as this essentially
transforms the continuous variable into a discrete variable. We
often refer to these as "discretized continuous
variables," and there are several advantages to representing
variables this way in an optimization search. Read
more to explore how you can use variable resolution to enhance your
Better Powertrain Simulation Process
12/1: Novi, MI
NAFEMS European Conference - CFD
12/2-3: Munich, Germany
JMAG User Conference 2015
12/8-9: Tokyo, Japan
Webinar: Virtual Powertrain Design
Performance Racing Industry Conference 2015
12/10-12: Indianapolis, IN
Powertrain MDX Webinar
STAR Global Conference 2016
3/7-9: Prague, Czech Rep
2016 Ricardo Software UserCon Europe
4/5-6: Ludwigsburg, Germany
OptimizeThis! 2016 Conference
10/12/2016: Detroit, MI
Optimization for Powertrain
Subsea Design Exploration: Optimizing a Split Lock Ring to Maximize
Tapping into the Unknowns Using HEEDS and Cloud Computing
Improving Thrust Reverser Performance Through Design Exploration
Better Products Faster through Multidisciplinary Design
We are excited to welcome 2 new
members to the Red Cedar Technology team.
Steve Barrett -
Senior Solver Development Engineer
Steve brings more than 30 years of experience in
industry and academia. He recently worked at Kansas State University
where he was a researcher. Steve completed his Ph D in Computer
Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He also holds
a MS in Computer Engineering from National Technological University
and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
He enjoys cycling, playing guitar, and learning Chinese.
Joshi - Quality Assurance and Development
CJ recently worked as a testing engineer at ANSYS Inc.
Previous to that, he was a graduate researcher at Dynamic Simulations
Lab working with ANSYS and MATLAB. He received his MS in Mechanical
Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago and Bachelors in
Mechanical Engineering from University of Mumbai. Some of his
relevant studies include advanced stress analysis and fluid dynamics,
multibody dynamics, FEA and CAD. He enjoys traveling and exploring
We look forward to our
continued relationship on helping you discover better designs, faster with HEEDS.
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