Engineering Analysis Specialists for the Automotive Industry

TriVista provide expert engineering analysis services for the automotive industry.

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers have the continued challenge of delivering innovative, safe, reliable vehicles under increasing consumer plus regulatory demands for greater energy-efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Global automotive manufacturers are therefore currently evaluating alternative powertrains such as fuel cells, hybrid and electric traction technologies to replace the traditional internal combustion engine.

Bringing CAE predictive simulations to the early stage of the design process has substantial benefits in enabling design to be influenced earlier and the number of design cycles plus physical testing to be significantly reduced. Computational engineering analysis is widely used on automotive vehicles to: perform body & chassis component structural analyses, evaluate novel lightweight materials; optimise aerodynamics; evaluate powertrain performance, thermal management; NVH; engine design and assess component durability.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) performed by TriVista have typically included: static structural analyses of body and chassis components, rotordynamic analysis of rotating components; dynamic analyses (e.g. modal analyses); linear and non-linear analyses; fatigue analysis; optimised body components (i.e. weight optimisation); NVH analysis of frame/chassis components; vibration analysis and durability testing of components using transient dynamic analyses.

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses in the automotive industry covers: aerodynamic analysis of exterior and underbody flows, aerodynamic loading on components; under hood thermal management, spray and droplet analyses, interior cabin HVAC analysis, traction motor windage predictions and evaluation of power train flow (e.g. exhaust and turbocharger flows).

Advanced analyses have also been performed involving coupling FE and CFD analysis codes for fluid-structural interaction (FSI) and flow induced vibration (FIV) plus fatigue studies.

TriVista uses the market leading ANSYS software tools. If you would like to know more please feel free to call or email (contact details below). Our experienced engineers will be happy to advise you, without obligation. Alternatively, you may prefer to use our simple enquiry form.