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Design space exploration in the automotive industry

Intensified competition, changing consumer demands, and increased regulatory requirements have caused an increased complexity. New engineering processes will be required to deal with the rapidly evolving automotive industry. Siemens solution for design space exploration enables the automated generation of innovative designs that allows automotive manufacturers and suppliers to explore the full range of potential configurations to quickly eliminate non-viable options.

Benefits of Siemens design space exploration software

Siemens offers solutions to establish a connected and automated design space exploration ecosystem that accelerates product design and gets it right the first time. These solutions also benefit automotive manufacturers and suppliers by allowing them to—

  • Implement a single source of up-to-date information that is accessible to everyone working on the project
  • Enhance collaboration between engineering disciplines
  • Quickly and automatically generate, explore, and assess many design options
  • Discover the configuration that best meets targets and requirements in a virtual environment in the shortest possible time
  • Limit the number of costly physical prototypes that need to be built

FAQs for design space exploration

How is design space exploration different from traditional design methods in the automotive industry?

Traditional design methods in the automotive industry typically involve sequential, trial-and-error approaches. In contrast, design space exploration uses simulation, optimization, and data-driven decision-making to explore various design options virtually and simultaneously, resulting in more efficient and effective design outcomes.

What software and tools are commonly used for design space exploration in the automotive industry?

Various software and tools are used for design space exploration, including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, and optimization algorithms.

How does design space exploration contribute to sustainability in the automotive industry?

Design space exploration can help identify environmentally friendly design options, such as optimizing fuel efficiency, reducing emissions, and incorporating sustainable materials and manufacturing processes, contributing to a more sustainable automotive industry.

How does design space exploration impact vehicle safety?

Through virtual testing and simulation, design space exploration can help identify potential safety concerns early in the design process, ensuring that vehicles meet safety standards and reducing the risk of safety-related issues.

What role does artificial intelligence (AI) play in design space exploration?

AI and machine learning techniques can be integrated into design space exploration to enhance optimization algorithms, perform automated analysis, and assist in decision-making processes, making the exploration more efficient and effective.